From Dino Buzzati's novel Il segreto del Bosco Vecchio. Why "sexy"?! Because, in this juvenile novel, it is the only episode in which Buzzati hints at a subject that will play a fundamental role in his later works: women possessing, dominating, and mocking men. In fact, the insects are described as follows:
Giving very thin cries to excite one another, the she-wasps swooped down on the caterpillars, seized them by the hair, and gripped them between their own legs(*) while casting contumelies on them. Then, they pierced the caterpillars with their stings, at a surprising speed, in every part of their bodies.