A Zombie Wasp

Ampulex dementor, the soul-sucking “dementor” wasp.

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.”

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