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Parasitic wasps turn other insects into ‘zombies,’ saving millions of humans along the way

The diaphanous wings and striking markings of this parasitic wasp (Arotes decorus) belie its gruesome nature. (Shutterstock) Dylan Miller, Dalhousie University and Shelley Adamo, Dalhousie University Wasps have a reputation for being jerks because of their perceived aggressiveness and ability to sting repeatedly. They’re often negatively compared with the honey production and agricultural pollination of bees. If wasps are jerks, …

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