native to the jungles of Haruun Kal, this vicious insect was a parasite that laid its eggs in any living being it could attack and bite. The larvae of the fever wasp feed on blood and flesh, although it was discovered that they also like to consume thyssel bark. Because of this trait, those Korunnai who chewed the bark as a stimulant and were bitten by fever wasps died very quickly. When the larvae of the fever wasp reached the brain of their host, they continue to grow until they hatched, feeding on the brain cells and eventually killing the host. When a mass of larvae reached maturity, they burst from the skull of their host as if emerging from a huge eggshell. If caught very soon after the initial bite, the larvae of the fever wasp could be killed with an injection of thanatizine. If not destroyed immediately, the only way to destroy the larvae was to kill the host and burn their body. The larvae of the fever wasp matured in about four days, making treatment virtually impossible if delayed.