Interesting facts about wasps include…
- Wasps are predatory insects that live in colony nests or solitary nests.
- Wasps mainly eat other insects, including many species of pest insects and arachnids like spiders. In addition, wasps feed on pollen and nectar from flowers.
- Wasps are different than bees in a few ways. First of all, they have narrower waists, which are called “petioles.”
- They also have pointed abdomens and do not have fuzzy hairs. Wasps can also come in a variety of colors.
- Although most people know the yellow variety, wasps can also be brown, blue or red.
- Both solitary and social wasps build nests out of wood pulp, which they chew out of wood pulp.
- Some species also use other supplies such as mud. However, social wasps live in large colonies.
- Wasps play an important role in the ecosystem and are helpful to humans. Because they feed on many pest insect species, they are useful for pest control and are helpful to farms. They are also pollinators. When they feed on pollen and nectar, they help transport pollen from flower to flower.