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Emerald cockroach wasp/ jewel wasp

Ampulex sp.

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Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

Thank you so much John La Salle
they truly are beautiful and amazing creatures
tanx again for the information

John La Salle
John La Salle 7 years ago

Looks like an emerald cockroach wasp -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_coc...
These are truly beautiful creatures - with a very cool biology.
There are a couple of different species of Ampulex - so not sure exactly which on it is.

Bhagya Herath
Spotted by
Bhagya Herath

Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 17, 2013
Submitted on May 17, 2013

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