kevan + wasps   8

Phenomenica: Honeybees can serve as bodyguards to plants
"These sensory hairs are not fine-tuned. Therefore, caterpillars cannot distinguish between hunting wasps and harmless bees."
bees  wasps  insects  plants  sound 
march 2009 by kevan
The Loom: The Wisdom of Parasites
"The wasp does not paralyze the cockroach. In fact, the roach is able to lift up its front legs again and walk. But now it cannot move of its own accord. The wasp takes hold of one of the roach's antennae and leads it [to its burrow to feed its young]."
wasps  insects  evolution  brains  via:plasticbag 
february 2006 by kevan
Science News Online: Bees carefully cook invaders to death
"At least two species of honeybees there, the native Apis cerana and the introduced European honeybee, Apis mellifera, engulf a wasp in a living ball of defenders and heat the predator to death."
bees  wasps  war 
september 2005 by kevan
Science News Online: Cops with Six Legs
"Punishment among insects is meted out by ordinary workers - and sometimes the queen herself - says Wenseleers, who has watched dozens of hours of black-and-white videos from infrared security cameras that he's trained on nests of tree wasps."
bees  wasps  ants  surveillance  crime  police 
march 2005 by kevan
IOL: Wasp attack spreads German traffic jam
"A German truck driver lost control of his vehicle while trying to swat a wasp and spilled his 15-ton load of jam jars on the motorway."
food  traffic  wasps 
september 2004 by kevan
Manchester Online: Wasp fight backfires
Meanwhile in Bury: "Firefighters have issued a safety warning after a man set his flat on fire trying to get rid of a wasps' nest."
fire  wasps 
september 2004 by kevan
IOL: Never use a blowtorch to chase a wasp away
"...a roofing worker was attacked by a swarm of wasps. To protect himself, he used his blowtorch against the insects, setting one of the wasps on on fire. The insect then flew back to its nest, which was located in the rafters, setting it on fire."
fire  wasps 
september 2004 by kevan
Eddie Izzard : Unrepeatable : Transcript
"Why doesn’t the first bee who found the pollen say, 'Follow me! (buzzing) Here it is.' That could work, couldn’t it? No, they don’t think..."
advertising  bees  cats  dogs  humour  izzard  spiders  wasps 
may 2004 by kevan

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