Ampulicidae

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Ampulicidae

[‚am·pyə′lis·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A small family of hymenopteran insects in the superfamily Sphecoidea.
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Plus, the venom of the emerald cockroach wasp doesn't fully paralyze the cockroach, but stupefies it.
After stinging its victim, an emerald cockroach wasp will take hold of one of the cockroach's antennae and take it for a walk "like a dog on a leash," Ben-Gurion University researcher Frederic Libersat told the journal Nature in 2007.
COCKROACH WASP THIS tropical parasite is known for its unusual reproductive method - it subdues a cockroach with a sting before using it to incubate its larvae.