Science Art: Nest of the Honey-Wasp Attacked by Jaguar, 1916

Honey Wasp Attacked by Jaguar, Marvels of Insect Life, 1916
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From Marvels of Insect Life: A Popular Account of Structure and Habit, edited by Edward Step, found in the BioDiversity Library.

This is probably not exactly the book Dylan Thomas was thinking of (but it might have been) when he wrote about receiving gifts for Christmas including “books that told me everything about the wasp except why.”

One bit of why – according the caption, the jaguar here isn’t interested in honey (and I doubt these paper wasps have any). He wants to eat their grubs. Protein on the go.

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