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Wasps were insects native to Earth known for their stings.


In 1933, an alien device caused a colony of wasps in Marpling to become overly aggressive. They attacked humans, swarming inside their mouths. (PROSE: Eater of Wasps)

The Ichneumon wasp was a type of wasp which laid its eggs in caterpillar. (AUDIO: Wirrn Dawn)

Alternate timeline[]

In an alternate timeline, a parasitic Ichneumon wasp stung a battle-damaged Dalek in the year 2158, setting in motion the Mutant Phase - a chain of events that transformed the Daleks into Insectoid monsters. (AUDIO: The Mutant Phase)

Similar species[]

The Vespiforms from the Silfrax Galaxy resembled giant wasps. One Vespiform was incorrectly called one. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)

Behind the scenes[]

According to non-narrative information in DWBIT 17, the planet Plutonia 7 was home to several giant species of insect, such as giant wasps. Their gigantic size made them a match for even the Daleks.