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Video of the Week: Paper Wasps have tiny brains but big memories

Our Video of the Week dovetails off yesterday's blog post regarding paper wasps' capacity to remember social encounters. A recent study by the University of Michigan found that a paper wasp, specifically the species Polistes fuscatus, can remember an individual wasp counterpart for at least a week.

Here's a video that describes the findings of the study.

October 6, 2008 in Bugs in the news, Entomology, Science, Video, Wasps | Permalink


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That's fascinating, but those wasps looked huge. It gave me the creeps the whole time I was watching it. Does this mean they can remember my face? Or is it a particular wasp odor or something?

Posted by: Bend it like Brentham | Oct 9, 2008 10:58:39 AM

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