Amazing Creations – Hymenoepimecis Wasp

Hymenoepimecis Wasp

 

The Hymenoepimecis wasp is a parasitic wasp that temporarily paralyzes an orb web weaving Plesiometa argyra spider with its sting. Once the spider has been paralyzed, it lays an egg on its abdomen. The spider recovers and continues spinning its web and living normally while the wasp larvae grows by feeding on the spider’s fluids (called haemolymph). In approximately 14 days the larvae is ready to enter the pupa stage. The wasp larvae then uses a chemical to change the spider’s behavior. Instead of spinning a normal orb web, the spider spins a cocoon for the wasp.

Normal Web

Cocoon spun for the wasp larvae

The question we should ask is: how did this wasp gain the knowledge of this spider’s behavior? How did the wasp gain the ability to produce the chemicals needed to alter the spider’s behavior? How did it learn to apply this knowledge? If evolution is to be considered, we must acknowledge that this species only has one chance to get everything right by chance or the species of wasp would become extinct on the first attempt at an evolutionary jump.

Romans 1:
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

Definition:
Haemolymph

The fluid that circulates in the body cavity of an insect, commonly thought of as “insect blood” (although it does do carry oxygen like mammal blood does).

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