Emerald Cockroach Wasp from Hawaii turns Roaches into Zombies!!!

Subject: Iridescent Green Insect – Maui Location: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kealia_Pond_National_Wildlife_Refuge June 27, 2016 10:53 am Very active green insect in small groups on wood structures along the Kealia Pond boardwalk near Ma’alea, Maui, HI. Looks sort of like a cuckoo wasp but has enough differences to suggest some other species. Approximately 1″ (2.54cm) long. Active in daytime. … Read more

Emerald Cockroach Wasp from Hawaii

Subject: What’s this Bug? Location: Central Oahu, Hi March 3, 2013 12:57 pm It’s about 2 inches long and the colors are bright neon blue, bright neon green, with orange on the legs. Oh and it has wings. Signature: curious Dear curious, This is a curious parasitic wasp known as the Emerald Cockroach Wasp, Ampulex … Read more

Emerald Cockroach Wasp from Brazil

Emerald Cockroach Wasp Location: Pirituba, São Paulo City, Brazil May 14, 2012 7:56 am Hi! I’m sending another picture of the Brazilian Emerald Cockroach Wasp, because the first picture I sent was blurry. It’s just if you wish to update the post. Signature: Cesar Crash Hi Cesar, How nice to hear back from you.  Rather … Read more

Emerald Cockroach Wasp from Brazil

Ampulex compressa Location: Pirituba, São Paulo city, Brazil March 31, 2012 8:08 pm Hello! I am resending this image because the summer is over here in Brazil, and this is the best shot I could take. This picture was taken just about time because this week, unfortunately, this tree was cut down. Signature: Cesar Crash … Read more

Emerald Cockroach Wasp

Singapore Green Shiny Insect Location: Singapore November 25, 2011 12:47 am Hi, I am pretty sure this is a common insect, but no one knows what this is. I will appreciate if you could tell me what this is. Thanks! Signature: Huaguang Dear Huaguang, Despite the lack of clarity in your photo, we are certain … Read more