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What is the scientific name for the wasp?

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The scientific name for the wasp is Hymenoptera. It is classified in the kingdom Anamalia, phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta and order Hymenopetera.

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Wasps are found worldwide, with more than 75,000 species of wasp being classified. According to WebMD, some people are allergic to the sting of the wasp and can even die if treatment is not rendered timely after a sting.

Wasps are social insects that live in nests, with the population of one nest sometimes numbering 10,000 or more wasps. There is only one breeding female wasp per nest.

Wasps are omnivores, so they eat plants and other insects. Mainly, wasps prefer fruit, honey and nectar, although they are not opposed to eating caterpillars and other insects. The main predators of wasps are mammals, reptiles and birds.

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