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Just gotta be a nerd and say wasps do in fact store and spread pollen

[–] MissBehaved 4 points Edited

Well, pollen wasps store pollen, and technically anything can spread pollen if it touches a flower. They also don't sting. Most wasps are carnivorous. Safe to say this comic was meant to refer to the majority of wasps. Just as some TIMs are harmless, but most TIMs are AGPs and may be dangerous, and we usually can't expect to tell the difference just by looking.

I wasn’t invalidating the entire comic by injecting a silly fact. Just having fun.

This is great. Who is the artist?

cries because wasps are actually pollinators

Guessing this was made in response to the eyeroll-inducing 'transphobia' cartoon featured in 'This Book Will Make You Kinder.'

What was that one like? This one is in response to an insect (idr which kind) calling a butterfly a caterpillar, I believe.

I thought this post was going to be about otherkin at first 😭

Sure giant hornets show up and slaughter honeybees, their children and steal all their honey regularly, with bees only defense to throw themselves at the hornet in great numbers and overheat a single hornet to death before dying themselves but some hornets aren't here to kill! Don't you see? This hornet has honeyfeels! No need to be scared! Just let them in!

A cuckoo bee would work for the picture, too. Parasites of a hive masquerading as One of The Girls while taking their food and killing natives of the hive.

It might be a bit harder for people to understand, though.

Afaik hornets hunt wasps.

Hornets are just a subset of wasps known as Bigass Wasp/Hornet. So while they do eat wasps they also kill the hell out of honey bees. Now depending on how you feel about honeybees that's a good or bad thing.

Image Transcription


[Cartoon of a wasp talking to a bee.]

Wasp: HELLO, I AM A BEE.

Bee: YOU ARE IN FACT A WASP. YOU DO NOT STORE HONEY, OR COLLECT POLLEN, AND YOU DO NOT DIE AFTER JUST ONE STING. YOU HAVE PROVEN YOURSELF TO BE STRONGER AND MORE VIOLENT THAN BEES, AND HAVE REPEATEDLY STOLEN OUR CREATIONS, HURT US, AND KILLED US BECAUSE YOU WANT SOMETHING WE HAVE. YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A THREAT TO US, AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO CLAIM TO UNDERSTAND THE SUFFERING YOU HAVE CAUSED US SINCE AS FAR BACK AS HISTORY REMEMBERS. WE WORKED HARD TO BUILD THIS HIVE TO KEEP US SAFE FROM YOU, AND YOU ARE NOT WELCOME IN IT.

Wasp: I HOPE YOU GET STUNG.

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