There are a slew of great things about this time of year - the crisp fall air, hot beverages, the impending joy (or stress, depending) of the holidays, etc. There is one major advantage after a muggy summer, though - the distinct lack of pesky bees and wasps that want to come take a sip of your beer, and then sting you. It looks like we might be in for some bad news on that front, though...

As reported by WCSH-6 earlier today, University of Maine student Hillary Morin Peterson, while working on research for her thesis, accidentally discovered a new species of wasp. Additionally, her work recently appeared in the Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. Read the full WCSH article here, and the paper containing information about the discovery here.

It's absolutely awesome that such a discovery was made up here, and by a student nonetheless, but do we really need more species of wasps in the world? I say we don't. Those pesky buggers give us enough trouble already...