As if summertime wasn’t already terrifying enough, with it’s plethora of bees and wasps, now it’s been released that one could turn other insects into zombies.
“Add this to my nightmare list: A creature that turns prey into a zombie, then eats it alive.
That’s pretty much the M.O. of Ampulex dementor, a wasp named after the mythical “Harry Potter” creatures that suck souls with abandon. Dementor wasps inject venom into cockroach prey, right in the belly, rendering it a “passive zombie,” according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. The report details 139 new species discovered in the Greater Mekong region during 2014.”