Hello, there! I'm Vespula, a now-wingless wasp. My colony kicked me out because I lost my wings taking some food from some red harvester ants. Since I can't fly up to my nest, I can't do anything. The ants ripped my wings off, but I guess I deserved it since I was stealing their seeds. Maybe they will be forgiving enough to take me in.
No matter how hard I try, I can't even get an inch of the ground!
In the end, they accepted me with open antenna.
Hey! There they are! I'll go talk to them.
There's that thieving wasp! Let's get her!
How can I convince them?
Wait! Stop! I just want to talk!
I know! I'll get them to take me to their leader!
So what do you want? All you need to know is that you stole our food and now you'll pay!
I'm sorry, but I was just helping my colony, just like you always help yours. Please let me speak to your leader.
Now, that I'm in their nest, I'll ask about joining their colony.
I've heard you stole a sunflower seed from us. Do you know how many growing larvae a single seed can feed?
Ow, that was a hard seed!
I understand, but I was just helping my colony which kicked me out because I no longer have wings.
Even though you're a wasp, I guess it would be fine. As long as you work as hard as everyone else, it doesn't matter what you look like.
How about I pay that off the seed off in labor? If I do, I get to stay in your colony forever. Don't worry - I will do as much as any other ant.
Now, I forage with all of my step-sisters for my new family!