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Bark Worse than Bite? USU Entomologists Study Wasp, Bee, Ant Stings

Mary-Ann Muffoletto


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USU researchers found velvet ants (pictured), a type of wasp, have the longest stinging organs for their body length among the species studied. Credit: Joseph S. Wilson, USU.


USU Entomologist Emily Sadler, in collaboration with Drs. James Pitts and Joseph Wilson recently published findings in the PeerJ, the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences.indicating a positive correlation between sting length (sting"er" is technically wrong) and the amount of pain inflicted by it.

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