Be thankful the Jeweled or Emerald Cockroach Wasp (Ampulex compressa) only targets roaches! This parenting trick is both brilliant and nightmarish, just one of the ways nature can trump science fiction and horror every time.
And why is it so beautiful? No one knows. It definitely doesn't need to be with venom like that!
Narration by Dave Gilles.
Music by Barbarba De Biasi