Watch a ‘Godzilla’ wasp dominate Mothra in this eerie lab video

Delicate ferns lay across the still water, when suddenly, a writhing caterpillar bursts to the surface, followed closely by a determined wasp. Wrenching the caterpillar into position, the wasp quickly injects the wiggly creature with eggs before releasing it back into the water. Sound like the plot to a twisted sci-fi flick?

This parasitic wasp was recently discovered, in real life, in Japan and aptly named Microgaster godzilla, after the famous fictional monster. It is the first aquatic wasp to be caught on film while diving underwater to hunt down its host, namely, moth caterpillars called Elophila turbata.     

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