Ensign Wasps hatch from eggs deposited within the protective egg cocoons of cockroaches.

Each tiny grub soon begins to feast on the unborn roaches, becoming increasingly obese and bulbous as it does so.

Adults are completely different. They have long, twitchy antennae and a weird, little abdomen which constantly bounces up and down with gay abandon.

Can’t help but feel they experience the very best of both worlds.

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    TINY FAT GRUB CHILD i’ve already reblogged this but i don’t care this wasp is too cute
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    Awww, look at that wasp wag its silly little abdomen!
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    I’ve got an ensign wasp waiting in my freezer to be pinned. It was the first and the only one I’ve ever seen.
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