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The emerald cockroach wasp or jewel wasp Ampulex compressa is a solitary wasp of the family Ampulicidae. It is known for its unusual reproductive behavior , which involves stinging a cockroach and using it as a host for its larvae. It thus belongs to the entomophagous parasites. Williams in as a method of biocontrol.

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Effective antimicrobial strategies are essential adaptations of insects to protect themselves, their offspring, and their foods from microbial pathogens and decomposers. Larvae of the emerald cockroach wasp, Ampulex compressa, sanitize their cockroach hosts, Periplaneta americana, with a cocktail of nine antimicrobials comprising mainly R - - -mellein and micromolide. The blend of these antimicrobials has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. Here we explore the spatio-temporal pattern of deployment of antimicrobials during the development from egg to adult as well as their physico-chemical properties to assess how these aspects may contribute to the success of the antimicrobial strategy.

Subsequently, they impregnate the cockroach carcass with antimicrobials to create a hygienic substrate for cocoon spinning inside the host. Finally, the antimicrobials are incorporated into the cocoon. The antimicrobial profiles on cockroach and wasp cocoon differed markedly. In microbial challenge assays R - - -mellein in the headspace of parasitized cockroaches inhibited growth of entomopathogenic and opportunistic microbes Serratia marcescens, Aspergillus sydowii, Metarhizium brunneum.

We conclude that, in addition to food sanitation, A. On top of that, they use vaporous R - - -mellein to sanitize the nest by fumigation. This multifaceted antimicrobial defense strategy involving the spatially and temporally coordinated deployment of several antimicrobials in solution and vapor form has apparently evolved to reliably protect the larvae themselves and their food against a broad range of antagonistic microbes.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Figure 1. Chemical profiles of parasitized P. Figure 3. Temporal changes in the amount of larval antimicrobials in A. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable.

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Abstract Effective antimicrobial strategies are essential adaptations of insects to protect themselves, their offspring, and their foods from microbial pathogens and decomposers. Conflict of interest statement Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Figures Figure 1. Total ion chromatograms of A a solvent extract of a parasitized P.

Although the relative amounts of compounds in solvent extract showed a broad variation, the chromatograms can be considered typical. The peaks of minor compounds may not be visible due to the magnification used. IS: internal standard. Figure 2. Comparison of the chemical profiles….

Comparison of the chemical profiles of cockroaches and cocoons. Two-dimensional MDS representation of the chemical profiles of parasitized P. Temporal changes in the amount…. Horizontal line inside box: median, box: 25—75 percent quartiles, whiskers: minimal and maximal values. Groups that do not share at least one letter above the boxplot are significantly different. For levels of significance of the pairwise comparisons see Tables S2 and S3.

Figure 4. Temporal changes in relative amounts…. Temporal changes in relative amounts of major compounds. Relative amounts of mellein black and micromolide blue found on parasitized cockroaches during the development of A. Figure 5. Effect of volatile antimicrobials on…. Effect of volatile antimicrobials on S.

A Reddish bacterial colonies on a control agar cube, B whitish bacterial colonies on an agar cube incubated in the headspace of a cockroach parasitized by A.

Figure 6. Effect of volatile compounds on…. Effect of volatile compounds on A. Figure 7. All figures 7. See this image and copyright information in PMC. Similar articles Larvae of the parasitoid wasp Ampulex compressa sanitize their host, the American cockroach, with a blend of antimicrobials.

Herzner G, et al. Epub Jan 7. How Not to Be Turned into a Zombie. Catania KC. Brain Behav Evol. Epub Oct Channel-forming activity in the venom of the cockroach-hunting wasp, Ampulex compressa. Gincel D, et al. PMID: What can parasitoid wasps teach us about decision-making in insects? Libersat F, Gal R. Libersat F, et al. J Exp Biol. PMID: Review. Wasp uses venom cocktail to manipulate the behavior of its cockroach prey.

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Emerald cockroach wasp

All rights reserved. Someday you may be very grateful that you did. This gorgeous animal, which measures just under an inch from mandibles to tail, lives across much of Africa and Asia, as well as a few Pacific Islands. This is a deeply sinister creature. For them, home is the inside of a cockroach. When the female wasps are ready to lay their eggs, they take to the air and search for roaches. So a wasp will sneak up and clamps her mandibles on the roach.

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Effective antimicrobial strategies are essential adaptations of insects to protect themselves, their offspring, and their foods from microbial pathogens and decomposers. Larvae of the emerald cockroach wasp, Ampulex compressa, sanitize their cockroach hosts, Periplaneta americana, with a cocktail of nine antimicrobials comprising mainly R - - -mellein and micromolide. The blend of these antimicrobials has broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity. Here we explore the spatio-temporal pattern of deployment of antimicrobials during the development from egg to adult as well as their physico-chemical properties to assess how these aspects may contribute to the success of the antimicrobial strategy. Subsequently, they impregnate the cockroach carcass with antimicrobials to create a hygienic substrate for cocoon spinning inside the host.

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