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0010 Candidate

0010 is from the order Hymenoptera. Jewel or emerald cockroach wasp (Ampulex compressa) is considered a parasite because it uses the bodies of cockroaches to lay its eggs.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Superfamily: Apoidea
Family: Ampulicidae
Genus: Ampulex
Species: A. compressa

Hymenoptera is one of the largest orders of insects, and includes common insects such as sawflies, wasps, bees and ants. Learn more about Hymenoptera.

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