A little blog post I made earlier, all about the lovely summer carnivorous, flappy round the drinkies, don’t touch me I’m busy: WASPS!!! Here’s the educational bit: Around 125 million years ago when flowering plants evolved, some wasps found nectar and pollen and switched to a vegetarian diet. These were the descendants of our beloved: BEES.
Well, some bees still look very wasp like, and by the way wasps are good guys too you know. I’ll hear none of this “Bees are good, wasps are bad” crap. With their quick action to the call of “Security!“ and eating vegetation pests, they are all like: “Clean up on aisle three”. Along with bees, they are another vital part of our delicate, wonderfully complex, fascinating ecosystem, so please don’t waste their life and harm them.
I can still hear the cry of “Vasps!” from our Dutch friends in my minds eye, bless ’em with their flappy, flappy, flip flops in the garden being chased by an imaginary dragon.
Here’s the French bit:
Wasp = Guêpe
Bee = Abeille