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By Taylor Wildlife, Oct 2 2018 10:51AM

Without wanting to state the obvious - wasps and bees can sting. And although it might feel like they're just out to ruin summer picnics, these stings are intended to work as a defence against predators. Wasps and many bees are boldly striped with colours that act as a warning to predators: don't try to eat me or i'll sting you! Many insect-eating birds and mammals learn to leave these insects along and opt for a less hazardous food option instead.