New species of Cockroach Wasp discovered.
Posted on: December 27th, 2013 by admin
If you are familiar with the Harry Potter series, you probably remember the dementors: dark, ghost-like beings that suck every positive feeling away leaving nothing but an empty shell. These awful creatures have now made the transition from fantasy to scientific literature, as they are now the namesake of a newly discovered species of cockroach wasp. The name Ampulex dementor  was chosen through public voting and has been described by Stefanie Krause and her team at the Natural History Museum in Berlin. The paper has been published in PLOS ONE.
Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/recently-discovered-wasp-species-named-harry-potter-creature#dzbDu0UQhawRWkZP.99