Why I love wasps (and you should too)

nemertea:

Wasp Portrait
Image from Stuart Williams

The fear of wasps and bees is an incredibly common phobia. For anyone who’s ever been stung by a yellow jacket or a hornet, this probably seems like a perfectly reasonable thing. Being stung hurts, and some people can have life-threatening allergic reactions to stings. And unlike bees, wasps don’t get a lot of positive press. They don’t make honey, after all, and they’re not the insects that we think of when we think of agricultural pollination.

But wasps are probably some of the most important insects in the world. If we somehow managed to remove all of the wasps from the world, it wouldn’t be inconvenient or a small ecological disaster, but the world would basically stop working.

This post is going to get long, but hopefully by the end of it, I can convince you that wasps are the best animals ever.

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ALL THE FEELS

wolflion:

The Evolution Store.
worldlyanimals:

Eupackardia Calleta Caterpillar (Blepharopsis)

worldlyanimals:

Eupackardia Calleta Caterpillar (Blepharopsis)

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colorsoffauna:

Colourful Katydid by gvimedia on Flickr.
colorsoffauna:

Metallic Frog Beetle by Houston Museum of Natural Science on Flickr.

Right when I think I’ve seen every cool organism, I am proven wrong yet again. 

colorsoffauna:

Metallic Frog Beetle by Houston Museum of Natural Science on Flickr.

Right when I think I’ve seen every cool organism, I am proven wrong yet again. 

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insectlove:

mimejuice: Love is… (by AimishBoy)

Matids…. So cool.

insectlove:

mimejuice: Love is… (by AimishBoy)

Matids…. So cool.

Meta-butterfly

Meta-butterfly

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buggirl:

How do I get this guy’s job?
The insect keeper at Wildlife Sydney promoting the opening of Bug’s Garden habitat. 

I think bugs are cool, but this is bit excessive. :P I’m sure this will give a ton of you guys nightmares. xD I’ll appreciate bugs from a distance, especially away from my face! 

buggirl:

How do I get this guy’s job?

The insect keeper at Wildlife Sydney promoting the opening of Bug’s Garden habitat.

I think bugs are cool, but this is bit excessive. :P I’m sure this will give a ton of you guys nightmares. xD I’ll appreciate bugs from a distance, especially away from my face! 

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