Order  Hymenoptera


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.