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(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera)

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Close up of part of the propodeum of a Cockroach wasp Ampulex bredoi (Ampulicidae). The female hunts and paralyses cockroaches which she places in her nest for her larvae to feed on.

Photograph Simon van Noort


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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