New species of spider wasp uses ant corpses to protect nest

July 3, 2014 12:48 AM

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New species of spider wasp uses ant corpses to protect nest

The Bone-House wasp, so named for the ossuaries used to store bones of the dead, uses the corpses of ants to ward off potential predators.

Researchers have discovered a new species of Spider Wasp in Jiangxi Province, South-east China with a unique method of defending its nest. Deuteragenia ossarium, the Bone-House wasp, so named for the ossuaries used to store bones of the dead, uses the corpses of ants to ward off potential predators ...

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