Books·Posted on May 7, 2014Meet The New Species Named After A Harry Potter CreatureNo, sadly it's not a Pygmy Puff.by Jemima SkelleyBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink A new species of cockroach wasp has been named Ampulex dementor, after public voting at the Museum of Natural History in Berlin. plosone.org The wasps were named after Dementors because of their tendency to paralyze their prey before eating it. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. The researchers said: "The Dementor’s fictional behaviour and effects reminded us of the effect of the stinging behaviour of Ampulex on the behaviour of its cockroach prey". Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. The museum has said that involving the public in naming species helps to get them interested in biodiversity and its discovery. plosone.org Museum visitors were given four names from which they could choose their favourite. plosone.org Better start working on your Patronus! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Bros. Read the full paper here.