Seeing that identity of shape and costume does not save the Polistes, how will the Volucella fare, with her clumsy imitation?
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
I know ye, ye bloated monno-polist.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
Polistes annularis—more commonly known as the red wasp.
Paper wasps Paper Wasp (Genus Polistes).
Even in a world where parasites routinely turn insects into zombies, radically altering their bodies and behavior to serve the parasites ' demands, the story of Polistes dominulus and Xenos vesparum stands out for its weirdness.