From Creatures Wikia
The Stinger is a stinging insect native to the Docking Station Norn Meso. They are normaly contained in a pod, but the Hand can let them out, and the big queens can even create nests! Queen stingers are larger than the normal variety.
The Stinger Pod contains the nest of these wasp-like insects.. As long as the pod is not touched, the stingers are contained safely within the pod. But once the pod is disturbed, the stingers escape the pod and will infest the Norn Meso with new nests. The trapper plant eats stingers. The more stingers you have, the more trappers you will get. Stingers can also be eliminated by slapping them with the Hand. You can also destroy their nests by left clicking on them. Right clicking on the nest will release more stingers, but won't damage the nest.
Did you know?
You can "cripple" a stingers wings so it can't fly right, most likely due to a glitch. This can be done by picking up a stinger and dropping it. Then, while the stinger is in mid-drop and still flipping around upside down quickly grab it again then release it. It should then be bouncing around on the ground, unable to get very high without a good workout. It's sometimes hard to grab the drones again in time, but the queens are larger and easier so be quick about it!