|Barbed War Wasp|
|Homeworld||Tallon IV, Arcterra, Alinos|
|Habitat||Burn Dome(Chozo Ruins), Arcterra (Normal and Blue), Alinos (Red only).|
|Behind the Scenes|
Barbed War Wasps are the more dangerous cousins of the War Wasp and are commonly green. A colony of them resided in the same room that the Incinerator Drone was in. The wasps attacked Samus when she damaged the machine, causing it to shoot fire into their nest. Once the machine destroyed the nest, Samus never encountered Barbed War Wasps again. They returned in the Ice hive in Arcterra and appeared when an electric charge went through the hives. In that game there were two variations of the regular version: Blue Barbed War Wasp and Red Barbed War Wasp as well as the original version.
Barbed War Wasps attack by launching a poisonous stinger, which does a small amount of damage and slight visor interference.
These wasps make their nests on the ceiling rather than the usual wall nests and seem to be resilient to hotter temperatures shown by the way that they made their nest in the Burn Dome and that the Incinerator Drone merely agitated them instead of killing them with its flame thrower.
Unlike standard and Ram War Wasps, the horns on the shells of Barbed War Wasps curve up and forward over their heads.