Samurai Wasps Say 'Smell Ya Later, Stink Bugs' | Deep Look

Yep, brown marmorated stink bugs are stinky, but that’s not the worst thing about them. They're imported agricultural pests eating their way across North America. But a native enemy from Asia – the tiny samurai wasp – has a particularly nasty method of stopping stink bugs in their tracks.

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+5 1. huldu commented 1 year ago

Things rarely work out the way you "want" when moving animals from one region to another. The consequences could be dire, it's specially tough with insects that have such a quick life cycle. The wasp do look quite harmless however and the benefit could outweigh any negative impact if any. What happens if they do *not* find an egg of the stink bug to lay their egg in? Isn't that the real question here.
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+1 2. Judge-Jake commented 1 year ago

Stinky bugs ughhhh. They look a little like shield bugs, but more stinky ughhhh:D
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+3 3. Thanny commented 1 year ago

I have those damn stinkbugs invading my house in droves every fall. I want those wasps.
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+3 4. thundersnow commented 1 year ago

Yes, they are so annoying, every year, one would never think they are so harmful, observing their clumsy movements and their slow process to become airborne.
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+1 5. ringmaster commented 1 year ago

Her creepy and careless voice and attitude don't make this video easier to watch.