Do the larvae of wasps and other stinging insects also have the ability to sting? Or does their stinger mature in adulthood?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Wasp larvae emerge from their incubation cell then have to dry out before they can do anything. When the adults can fly, they are able to sting.

    This begins their adult phase.

    Just because a wasp can sting doesn't mean it will. You learn what sets them off and don't do that.

    Paper wasps eating from my hand, and no, never stung doing this:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/32083154@N02/9767704...

  • 4 weeks ago

    Wasps sting using a modified ovipositor (egg laying apparatus). This only develops in the adult form.

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