The wasp is a member of a suborder of insects that also includes the ant and bee. Wasps are noted for being capable of repeatedly delivering a painful sting. Varieties of wasp include the tarantula hawk and the Vampyr Mosp, the latter being a wasp-moth hybrid. Regular wasps are particularly susceptible to the Knockback Jinx, the Fire-Making Spell, the Full Body-Bind Curse, the Softening Charm, and Glacius. Like most winged creatures, however, they can resist the Levitation Charm.
The wasp is considered a "lucky charm" by members of the Wimbourne Wasps, a Quidditch team named after the creature. This is believed to stem back to a mid-seventeen century match against the Appleby Arrows, which was decidedly turned in Wimbourne's favour when of of their Beaters hit a wasps' nest at the Apples' Seeker.
Notes and references
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) - GBA version
- ↑ Quidditch Through the Ages - Chapter 7 (Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland)