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Terrifying New 2.5" Wasp Has Jaws Longer Than Legs

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RETROACTIVE WARNING: Scary wasp picture above.

This is a new species of giant wasp discovered in Indonesia, effectively canceling my plans to ever visit the country. It grows over 2.5" long and has jaws longer than its legs. That...ain't right. Same goes for longer-than-leg genitals.

Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, says 'Its jaws are so large that they wrap up either side of the head when closed. When the jaws are open they are actually longer than the male's front legs.'


'I'm going to name it Garuda, after the national symbol of Indonesia,' Kimsey said.

Garuda - known as 'King of Birds' - is a powerful mythical warrior that's part human and part eagle, boasts a large wingspan, martial prowess and breakneck speed.

'The large jaws probably play a role in defense and reproduction,' she said.

OMG -- my jaws play a roll in reproduction too! Get it? "Like licking nipples?" Well that too but I was gonna say like eating nachos off each other's bodies. "Con queso?" OF COURSE CON QUESO.

Hit the jump for the closeup of a face not even a grandmother could love.

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'King of Wasps' found in Indonesia: Two-and-a-half inch monster has jaws longer than its legs [dailymail]
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Horrifying New Wasp Species Discovered [buzzfeed]

Thanks again to PYY, who agrees wasps are second only to spiders in things you don't want sneaking in your b-hole at night. The pinky of a lover? That's fine.

There are Comments.
  • This looks kinda like the wasp here in california I seen land on this young girl here in California at a school yard softball game in the central valley but that was more like 10 years ago when I freaked cuz the size of the wasp knowing the average size of a wasp is only the size of a quarter, well actually a little bigger and the Californian potato bug is about 2.5" long and it still seemed bigger then normal

  • Guest

    So if it also plays a role in making little wasps -- that has to be one heck of a love bite. XD

  • Richie Ace

    BOSS BATTLE!!!

  • Ty Stout

    Cazador. This stupid fucking wasp already has a name, fallout took care of that like a year ago. Once more, CAZADOR!

  • OrehRatiug

    Well, guess I'm gonna go kill myself now.
    But seriously I'd shit myself in its presence.

  • Guest

     This would be the perfect idea for a Halloween outfit, wouldn't it?

  • Sabocat!

    Generic Internet Meme comment

  • n_a_a_s

     GIMC for short, they run small place somewhere out of seattle too

  • Joel Forsyth

    TRACKER JACKER!

  • GAME OVER MAN!
     

  • Hanadulset

    inb4 "i dont want to live on this planet anymore"

  • n_a_a_s

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  • n_a_a_s

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  • KILL IT WITH FIRE!!!!!!!!

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