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Bright Iridescent Green Digger Wasp with orange legs and purple wings. Size is about 25mm. This wasp searches for cockroaches and temporarily paralyses them with a sting between the front legs before stinging again directly into their brain and then leads them by their antenna to a prepared hole in the ground. Then it proceeds to lay a single egg on the abdomen. The larvae then eats the cockroach alive and then pupates to emerge fully grown. Bizarre!!!!
Found on my garden wall.