Saturday, October 20

Tag: wasp

In Australia, I Think This Horrible Creature Would Be Considered A Butterfly

In Australia, I Think This Horrible Creature Would Be Considered A Butterfly

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When you see a horrible bug that looks like it wants to kill your whole family, your first response is probably something along the lines of, "Oh, this must be from Australia."And nine times out of 10, you'd be right. Except in the case of the humble scorpionfly, that is. This bug not only looks like something out of a Tim Burton movie, but it's also native to several highly populated areas around the globe, so good luck sleeping tonight. A few years ago, Redditor Synnyr took these terrifying photos of what looks like a wasp with a scorpion tail hanging out in his kitchen. Reddit / Synnyr Oh, and he lives down South, so these critters definitely love hanging out in the States. Since this clearly looks like a bug from the depths of Hel...
Humans Are Good At Building Cool Things, But These Wasps Might Be Even Better

Humans Are Good At Building Cool Things, But These Wasps Might Be Even Better

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Because we construct cities from the ground up and send skyscrapers farther and farther into the clouds every day, we often forget that nature is full of equally skilled builders. Oddly enough, those critters are usually of the invertebrate variety. They may be small, but these tiny contractors create some of the most incredible structures in the world.Take these wasps, for example. We all know that bees and wasps build themselves intricate lodgings, but wait until you see what happened when Italian researcher Mattia Manchetti gave a few wasps some colored paper. When it comes time to breed, wasps build complex nests to house their little ones. European paper wasps -- the bugs used in this experiment -- are no different. Mattia Manchetti via Notula Zoologica ...