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Newfound Wasp Has Skeletons in Its Closet

deuteragenia ossarium ant corpses bone-house wasp

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 07:51 PM

A newly discovered wasp has been keeping a gruesome secret: It stuffs ant corpses into the walls of its home.

As far as scientists know, the behavior is unique in the animal kingdom. The new creature has been named Deuteragenia ossarium, or the "bone-house wasp," after the historical ossuaries piled high with human skeletons found in monasteries or graveyards.

https://uk.news.yaho...61.html#O5oolqO

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#2    Eldorado

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:00 PM

Meh.  The wasps here in the UK have been known to goosestep up the street shouting, "Heil Hitler!"





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