Wasps

Order  Hymenoptera

Introduction

Paper Wasp, Maylands, Western AustraliaWasps belong to the Order Hymenoptera. There are over 75,000 species of wasps known worldwide and most of them are parasitic. The characteristics of a wasp are they have two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor which is a tube for laying eggs. In some wasps the ovipositor is also used to inject venom into its prey or predator.