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The peculiar praying mantis looks and acts like a wasp

The Vespamantoida wherleyi mantis looks and behaves like a wasp. Cleveland Museum of Natural History It looks like a wasp. It moves like a wasp. But it is not a wasp. Researchers at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History have unveiled a newly discovered species of praying mantis that has evolved to mimic a wasp. Yes, it is totally crazy. …

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Toxic wasp venom could protect humans from super-trails

The poisonous wasp venom that could protect humans from superbugs Polybia paulista is an aggressive wasp endemic in southeastern Brazil. The MIT researchers investigated the antimicrobial properties of a toxin created variants that are potent against bacteria but non-toxic to human cells Select Prigg for Dailymail.com Published: 17:12 EST, 7 December 2018 | Updated: 17:39 EST, 7 December 2018 Poisonous …

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Scientists found a new wasp species that turns spiders into zombies

Among the piranhas, anacondas and jaguars of the Ecuadorian Amazon, a newly discovered species of wasp is the dirtiest in the jungle. The wasps "kidnap" the brains of spiders, who are known to live in community nets, forcing them to leave their colonies and protect the wasp larva for them. Then the zombie spiders "patiently" wait for consumption, according to …

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Insect-inspired microfluidics could help Ant Man and the wasp to breathe

Enlarge / Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Hope van Dyne, aka Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), would need 100 times more oxygen than usual on smaller scales. Marvel Studios The ability to get fast Shrinking to error size (and beyond) gives Ant-Man and the Wasp huge benefits. However, it also has some disadvantages, especially the more difficult breathing. Sweat suits …

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How cockroaches do not become "zombies" in wasp attacks

Ken Catania, a professor at Vanderbilt University, studied how American cockroaches can successfully fend off Emerald Jewel Wasps. (Vanderbilt University) A researcher at Vanderbilt University may have discovered how American cockroaches can avoid their own "zombie apocalypse." Ken Catania, a biologist and professor at the school, recorded interactions between the cockroaches on video and their predators – emerald jewel wasps …

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Old & # 39; foreign & # 39; Wasp put eggs in fly pupae, ate them from the inside out

Radiographs show hidden parasitoid wasps in mineralized fly pupae. Picture credits: Photo: Georg Oleschinski / Rendering: Thomas van de Kamp It sounds like something from the "Alien" movie series, but wasps living in the age of dinosaurs put eggs in fly dummies, with the wasps eating the flies from within. The study, published in The Science journal Nature, showed that …

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New parasitic wasp species named after alien breast crushers

Here is an illustration of a female Xenomorphia resurrecta parasitic wasp from the new study. Thomas van de Kamp / Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Close-up photography often makes insects look like tiny, strange aliens. And now a team of German scientists has decided to make the connection between insects and aliens legitimate by identifying newly discovered parasitic wasp species the …

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