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Most People Hate Wasps—but They're Just as Important as Bees

Why are bees held in such high-regard, while their wasp cousins seem to be almost universally disliked?  This apparent hate for wasps most likely stems from a lack of understanding among the public of the numerous ecological and economic benefits that they provide, according to researchers from University College London (UCL).  In a study published in the journal Ecological Entomology, a team led by Seirian Sumner from UCL’s Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, investigated the public perception of both bees and wasps.  Read more...

 

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