Have you ever heard of a wasp that is capable of turning another insect into a zombie? Ampulex compressa (Spanish for emerald cockroach wasp) does just that to the American cockroach. This wasp's sting is so effective that once a cockroach has been stung, it loses all urges to escape the horrendous fate it will soon undergo: being eaten alive by the wasp's larva. Continue reading more about Ampulex compressa, its incredibly effective zombifying venom and its relation to the rest of the organismal universe in the classification page.


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