The Jewel Wasp turns its prey, the cockroach, into a zombie before using it as a food source for its young. Toxins are administered into the cockroach’s brain which turns the cockroach into a zombie. After the cockroach is injected with the toxins, the cockroach becomes food for the Jewel Wasp’s larva.

 

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Jewel wasps use special sensors on their stingers to inject toxins directly …

But the parasitoid jewel wasp goes a step further: it first injects the brain of its cockroach prey with toxins that turn the roach into a zombie. In this study, the scientists set out to determine how the jewel wasp is able to identify exactly where …

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