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Emerald Jewel Wasps Enslave Cockroaches
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Emerald Jewel Wasps Enslave Cockroaches
Using surgical precision, the Jewel Wasp (Ampulex compressa) targets specific parts of a cockroach's nervous system to disable it and turn it into a zombie. She then uses this zombie as food for her young.

Some may find this to be a particularly creepy video. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Posted by nova on July 18, 2011
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Posted by Tibor on July 18, 2011 at 7:45 pm
Fascinating post, Nova.
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