Gap Fill - Wasp - Level 6


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Scientists in the Amazon have come across a new wasp that could encourage Hollywood to make a movie. The newly-discovered insect has a stinger on its tail that could inject a and deadly sting into any unfortunate . A scientist said the stinger "looks like a weapon". The stinger delivers a paralyzing that debilitates its victims. Once paralysis has set in, the wasp lays eggs inside the victim's body. Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland discovered the wasp. A in biodiversity research said: "The stinger of the parasitoid not only long but also very wide, in comparison to the of the species."

The professor explained that parasitoid put larvae inside their - usually another insect. Once the larvae grow, they eat the insect from the out. Researchers believe the unfortunate victim of this new wasp is likely to be a spider, although they need to undertake research to ascertain exactly which species of spiders might fall prey to the wasp's stinger. The professor explained that: "The giant stinger of the species is very likely a highly sophisticated as well. Unfortunately, we can only guess at its other ." He added: "Beautiful and exciting with strange habits catch people’s and highlight the importance of maintaining vulnerable ."

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