Wasp named after singer Ani DiFranco turns ants into slaves
Parasitic wasp Ani DiFranco 2

Wasp Named After Musician Ani DiFranco Turns Ants Into Slaves

Several new ant-parasitoid wasp species have been discovered by UC Riverside graduate student Judith Herreid, and she's named one of them Orasema difrancoae - after her favorite musician Ani DiFranco. This particular group of wasps - which belong to the family Eucharitidae - is of particular interest because they could potentially control invasive ant populations, including…