Jewel Wasps

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Jewel Wasps
The Jewel wasp is also known as the Emerald Cockroach Wasp and is a parasite. The jewel wasps hunts for cockroaches to feed her young. When the female jewel wasp finds a cockroach, she stings it in a position were it paralyzes the cockroaches front legs. With the cockroach under more control, the jewel wasp gives a second sting in a more precise location into the brain of the cockroach.The second sting that is to the brain controls the cockroaches escape reflex. With this second sting, the jewel wasps has stopped the cockroaches natural escape response to a predator.
The jewel wasp is to small and week to carry the cockroach so instead, the jewel wasp pulls one of the cockroaches antennae, leading it to the jewel wasps burrow. Once the jewel wasp has the cockroach in the nest, the jewel wasp will lay an egg on the cockroaches abdomen. The jewel wasp will then close the entrance to the cockroach and the egg with pebbles. This is not to keep the Cockroach in but to keep predators out.

Did You Know?
Did you know the following facts about wasps - hornets?

  • Fact One - Wasps are not bees.
  • Fact Two - Wasps can create a nest out of wood or mud where bees make their nests from honey.
  • Fact Three - Wasps are most aggressive from August to October.
  • Fact Four - They eat insects, food and rubbish.
  • Fact Five - Wasps become inactive at night.
  • Fact Six - They are normally found in their nest.
  • Fact Seven - They are very sensitive to light.
  • Fact Eight - They eat caterpillars.
  • Fact Nine - Male wasps don't have a stinger.
  • Fact Ten - Females have the stinger and it is also their sex organ.
  • Fact Eleven - Females protect the nest.
  • Fact Twelve - Not all female wasps are fertile.

Different Types of Wasps - Hornets
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