Scientists have discovered a new species of wasp that has an incredibly large stinger. The wasp was discovered by Finnish researchers at the University of Turku.
The stinger has been described as long and wide, and it takes up the whole length of it’s body. Wasps can use their stingers multiple times, with females being able to inject venom whilst stinging making it more painful.
“I have studied tropical parasitoiwasd wasps for a long time, but I have never seen anything like it,” said Ilari E. Sääksjärvi, a professor at the University of Turku.
Pictured: The new discovered species of wasp, Clistopyga crassicaudata. This paticular wasp was discovered in 2018 and is found in Peru.