Podcasts

Naked Ape Talk: Parasitoid Wasps – Mike Gates

Mike Gates, Hendrix Alum and USDA Hymenopterist has dedicated his life to studying a large group of tiny wasps called Chalcidoidea. These wasps are the most beautiful creatures in the world (Thurman, 2016). Alongside their beauty though is a deadly story whose basic plot line is a survival strategy involving laying their eggs inside another… Continue reading Naked Ape Talk: Parasitoid Wasps – Mike Gates

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Interview with Matt Buffington, USDA Hymenopterist

“Parasitoid wasps are a biological force”┬ásays USDA Entomologist Dr. Matt Buffington. The biology of these teeny, tiny wasps is frightening enough to have inspired science fiction films like Alien and makes you happy to be a human when you hear about it. Most of these wasps are like parasites in that they need a host… Continue reading Interview with Matt Buffington, USDA Hymenopterist