Cruel new species of parasitic bees: draining eggs into other larvae to swallow the owner

BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — Finnish scientists have discovered two parasitic bee species that can grow up to 10 cm in length and can fertilize eggs in other insects, the Daily Mail of London reported. The two species of wasps were found in the jungles of The Kibale National Park in Uganda, Africa, and so far not many species have been found to beep swarm sphees, named Epirhyssa quagga and Epirhyssajoda johanna, belonging to the permessine wasp population.

Cruel new species of parasitic bees: draining eggs into other larvae to swallow the owner

Finnish scientists have discovered two new species of parasitic bees in the forests of Uganda, Africa, which can grow up to 10 cm in length.

They do not sting humans, they are harmless to humans, but they are “destroykings” in the insect world. They will excrete their eggs into the beetles and other wasp larvae, and grow with the bee eggs, constantly swallowing the body. Parasitic bees are very cruel, rhyssine bees will be their eggs into other larvae, bee eggs hatch gradually swallow the body of the main larvae, eat their internal organs, the main body may have been paralyzed by female wasps or poisoned, and eventually the hornet larvae absorb enough nutrients, from the host body drill out into a slug, bee cubs in the development of the slug, It eventually grows into a mature wasp.

Cruel new species of parasitic bees: draining eggs into other larvae to swallow the owner

The two species werefound in the jungles of The Kidbale National Park in Uganda, Africa, and so far not many species have been found to bereavet. The two species werefound in the jungles of The Kidbale National Park in Uganda, Africa, and so far not many species have been found to bereavet.

The discovery of these larger parasitic bees is rare, but to the scientists’ surprise, there are so many of these species in the Ugandan forests that researchers successfully captured them by setting tent-like traps to confirm the latest discovery.

High-resolution images show that the parasitic bees are orange or black, and that the female bees have very long spawners, which are tubes that extend from the tail of the creature, which can drill through wood, pierce or paralyze other organisms and lay their eggs in their bodies.

Cruel new species of parasitic bees: draining eggs into other larvae to swallow the owner

They do not sting humans and are harmless to humans. But they are “destroy kings” in the insect world, where they excrete their eggs into beetles and other wasp larvae, growing with their eggs and constantly swallowing the main body.

The two parasitic bees used spawners to inject eggs into beetles or other wasp larvae, and scientists were unfamiliar with the rhyssine wasp population, with the largest being found only twice in the 1930s and 1980s. But scientists have now discovered a large number of Rhyssine wasps, two species that have never been seen before.

Only two rhyssine females have been found in Congo in the 1930s and cameroon in the 1980s, and researchers have now found large numbers of rhyssine and female bees in the Ugandan forest, which will completely change our perception of the species’ distribution. (Ye Ding Cheng)

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