Story: Wasps and bees

Hunting wasp with prey

Hunting wasp with prey

Hunting wasps paralyse their spider prey by stinging them, and then drag them to their nest hole to feed to their larvae. They are solitary wasps – nesting alone, not in a colony.

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John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Stinging wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by John Early, published 24 Sep 2007