The parasitic emerald wasp

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Wonderfully complex behaviour and arsenal of the parasitic wasp.

Not only it subjugates the cockroach with two distinct stings (one to paralyse it and the other one to “zombify” it) but then its larvae, inserted in the cockroach to feed off it, secretes a powerful antibacterial, to reduce the probability of being infected by nasty bacteria carried by the cockroach.

Scientific American

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