There are few things that scare me but the Ampulex dementor, the soul-sucking “dementor” wasp has managed to make that list.
You may think “soul-sucking” is a bit of an extreme way to describe this bug. It’s not.
It is a creature that turns prey into a zombie, then eats it alive.
Along with this wasp, 138 other new species were found in Thailand and the general public was involved with naming this creature, if you caught the Harry Potter reference.
— WWF (@WWF) May 27, 2015
New Dementor Wasp discovered… venom paralyzes victim before being eaten alive. Damn nature u scary! pic.twitter.com/WYjibAsena
— The Chil One (@chilcoach44) May 29, 2015
I couldn’t have worded that any better.
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 cockroach is able to move but loses control of its body.
I love the grainy, horror movie affect this video has, it REALLY emphasizes how creepy the process is. I just hope humans aren’t added to the list of things this wasps preys on.