One of the reasons for preservation of biodiversity is to maintain sources for biomaterials “mining”. Stinging wasps are known for producing unique toxins that can have profound biological effects. Wasps use their venoms for defense or to immobilize prey. The venom must act on cells of the the target organism to be effective. Medical researchers are exploring wasp venom toxins for novel agents with potential for therapeutic uses.
The Brazilian wasp, Polybia paulista,…
Source: Living With Insects Blog