Mystery of the Mate


2 different looking wasps

It's Shannon's first day of work as a student researcher in the Insect Lab. She is there to study parasitoid wasps. But Shannon doesn't know the first thing about wasps! Lucky for her, there are two experienced interns to show her the ropes. Their job? Capture wasps, sequence their genes, and figure out which are of the same species. (Sometimes males and females of the same species look VERY different.) Read the comic to follow Shannon's adventures in Dr. T's Wasp Lab.

Part 1: First Day on the Job

Stay tuned for Part 2...

Image Credits:

All artwork, Carly Tribull/© AMNH