Xenowasps split from their ancestor. They are known for their aggression, but unlike terran wasps this is not purely for defense—Xenowasps want blood. Using claw-like spikes around their mouths, they stab various fauna and slurp up their blood, which they use to make meat-honey somewhat like a terran vulture bee. Like their ancestor, they also consume nectar and make nectar honey as well, helping pollinate various flowering flora. They also have a long spike on their upper cloacal lip, which is used to stab potential predators. They have developed long whisker-like hairs on their mouths, allowing them to feel around without having to twist their eye-covered abdomens to see what they’re doing. Unlike their ancestor, they can fly both forwards and backwards with equal ease, their wing shape optimized for speedy backwards flight and precise forwards flight.
Like their ancestor, Xenowasps are colonial, but not eusocial. They make use of communal nests for defense and collective larva-rearing. They build silky, cotton candy-like hives high up on various flora. As mentioned before, they produce multiple kinds of honey. Honey from nectar is green, honey from most faunal blood is red or reddish-brown, and honey from plent blood is gold or amber. Their own coloration usually reflects the type of flora they nest in. Like their ancestor, they mate via cloacal kiss; they have enough coordination to avoid stabbing one another with their cloacal lip spikes.