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This beautiful nightmare is known as Ampulex dementor. Yes, that is a reference to the flying, robed figures from the Harry Potter universe. It's been so named because it paralyses cockroaches by stinging them in the thorax and brain, essentially zombifying them or, more colourfully, removing their soul.

How wonderful.

What it does once the cockroach can no longer resist is truly terrifying.

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Those buzzing insects in your backyard are more than a nuisance at your barbecue. In numbers, they're a formidable threat. And if you're one of the many people allergic to bees, hornets and wasps, even a few can be dangerous. Here's how you can avoid getting swarmed, and what to do if you get stung.