The Hungarian Cake Wasp lays its eggs inside of freshly baked cakes so that the newborn larvae will have something to eat.
Much as parasitoid wasps will inject their eggs into caterpillars or other small animals, the Hungarian Cake Wasp evolved in the birthplace of the delicious baked treat. Hungary holds the earliest record for cake baking, about 2,000 B.C.E. (Before the common era) or at precisely 0 B.C., (Before cake). As wasps, like fruit flies, evolve significantly within only a few generations and those generations emerge twice daily, the Cake Wasp has plagued Hungary for several thousand years.
It’s only in the last century though that the Cake Wasp has grown in size to consume entire pastries instead of their sugary toppings. Of course we’ve all seen the rose shaped egg sacks on many cakes, because they incorporate the natural sugars many people simply elect to eat them, or are even unaware that the decorative corners are in fact, Wasp Sacks. But as seen above, the wasps, which measure up to 2ft as adults, will infiltrate the entire loaf rendering it inedible with their signature teal or blue eggs.
Similar trends have been observed in their infancy as generational size shift begins to manifest in Torte Beetles, Eclair Lice, Brownieflies and most prevalent in the Americas, the Mexican Mousse Mantis.
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