The emerald cockroach wasp is quite torturous to its enemy, the cockroach. Cockroaches have no chance against them! first, the wasp stings the cockroach to prevent them from running away and again to make them sluggish. At this point. the wasp drags the cockroach by its antennas to a safe spot and lays an egg on it. During the next Six weeks, a cocoon is spun inside the shell of the cockroach. Then a wasp is born! THE EGG HATCHES INTO LARVAE THAT END UP EATING THE COCKROACH FROM THE INSIDE OUT. The larval wasps secrete a antimicrobial compound so the cockroach does not spoil over time.