Images of a new species of wasp discovered in Indonea are circulating the web like wildfire. I thought it was a joke when I read it or something out of a Roger Corman movie, but apparently these things are real.
This monster bug measures in at 2 1/2 inches long & has jaws that are "so large that they wrap up either de of the head when closed. When the jaws are open they are actually longer than the male’s front legs." Discovered by Lynn Kimsey, professor of entomology at the Univerty of California, she has said that "its enormous ze & ferocity make it the Kimodo Dragon of wasps". She further speculates that the jaws play a role in defense & reproduction, being large enough to wrap around the female's thorax & hold her in place during mating.
The Gary Busey of Wasps
Needless to say, the next time it's foggy, you'll be wondering if there's something in the mist. The full story can be found at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2119343/King-Wasps-Indonea-Two-half-inch-monster-jaws-longer-legs.html