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Any of numerous winged hymenopterous insects of social as well as solitary habits and having formidable stings.



Wasps and Bees

IN021/SP122 by P. G. Koehler and J. L. CastnerFebruary 14th, 2022A UF/IFAS numbered Fact Sheet for General Public audience(s).

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