For Wildlife Watchers

Wasps of all kinds have earned the respect of humans (as well as some degree of fear), and our awe hasn't diminished as we've learned more about them. The smallest wasps - less than a hundredth of an inch long - parasitize the eggs of other insects, including other parasitic wasps. There are more than 100,000 species of them, and, according to Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology at the University of California at Davis, "We only have described, optimistically, half of them." more...