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Ampulicidae (Cockroach wasps)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Ampulicidae, or cockroach wasps, are a small (about 170 species), primarily tropical family of sphecoid wasps, all of which use various cockroaches as prey for their larvae. They tend to have elongated jaws, pronounced neck-like constrictions behind the head, strongly petiolate abdomens, and deep grooves on the thorax. Many are quite ant-like in appearance, though some are brilliant metallic blue or green. Most species sting the roach more than once and in a specific way.
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Genus

Ampulex (Emerald cockroach wasp) (129)
Aphelotoma (8)
Dolichurus (49)
Paradolichurus (4)
Riekefella (1)
Trirogma (7)

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