There is a
parasitoid wasp called the emerald jewel wasp, and the only way that it can
reproduce is to use the American cockroach as the host for its developing
larvae. What I discovered is that the cockroach
is not just a helpless victim. The kicks don’t kill the wasp, but they do make it
think twice. It’s good advice for any cockroach to
put on a strong defense if it doesn’t want to become a zombie. Good advice for
the zombie apocalypse, as well.