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  • Article: Shimmery Defense
  • Author(s): Melinda Weaver
  • Publisher: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: January 18, 2016
  • Date accessed: November 23, 2017
  • Link: http://askabiologist.asu.edu/plosable/shimmery-defense
APA Style
Melinda Weaver. (2016, January 18). Shimmery Defense. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved November 23, 2017 from http://askabiologist.asu.edu/plosable/shimmery-defense
American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/
Chicago Manual of Style
Melinda Weaver. "Shimmery Defense." ASU - Ask A Biologist. 18 January 2016. http://askabiologist.asu.edu/plosable/shimmery-defense.
MLA 2009 Style
Melinda Weaver. "Shimmery Defense." ASU - Ask A Biologist. 18 Jan 2016. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 23 Nov 2017. http://askabiologist.asu.edu/plosable/shimmery-defense
Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
a vespa hornet sits on the edge of a white flower. The hornet has large copper-colored wings and its body is brown-ish red. It has a yellow region on the top of its head.

Vespa hornets, like the one shown here, often attack and eat giant honeybees at their hives. In turn, honeybees have developed ways to help defend against these attacks.

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a vespa hornet sits on the edge of a white flower. The hornet has large copper-colored wings and its body is brown-ish red. It has a yellow region on the top of its head.

Vespa hornets, like the one shown here, often attack and eat giant honeybees at their hives. In turn, honeybees have developed ways to help defend against these attacks.

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Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.