Bug Lab #10, who knows what is happening

Hard to tell what is doing what to what here, but it doesn't look good for one of them.

Thanks Te Papa + Weta Workshop Bug Lab for a week of fine photos.

Oh, this is the Jewel wasp (again) injecting venom into a cockroach’s thorax and brain, turning it into a zombie - charming.
Jewel wasp, Ampulex compressa
(Jewel wasp, Ampulex compressa)

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