Scientists who explore Amazon Ecovatics have discovered a new species of parasitic wasp that turns their victims into zombies.
In what the researchers say is a special form of challenge; from kidnapping, these first make social copper insects usually turn their backs on their own colonies, before spinning a cocoon for the larvae that will eventually eat.
The incredible assault stands out of most known cases of scary parasites, as unusual as it is not targeting a rare rare species, as it usually happens.
In what the researchers say is a special form of challenge; from kidnapping, these usually do the first thing that social pigeons turn their backs on their own colonies, before spinning a cocoon for the larvae that will eventually eat
Bees were seen to be handling antibody behavior, but not at such a complicated level, "said Philippe Fernandez-Fournier, leading conductor of the study and pre-master student in UBC's zoology department.
This not only is targeting a social species of a breed but does not leave its colony, which it rarely does . & # 39;
The parasitic wasp of the Zatypota genus comes and targeted a cop called Anelosimus eximius – a unique social species of rushes known for living in large colonies and working with others to catch prey and raise their elderly.
During the research, the team noticed that some were infected with parasitic larvae, and could be seen disappearing from their colonies to administer enclosed web sites.
And it was very odd because they do not usually do it, so I started taking notes, & # 39; says the researcher.
After bringing some coconut & # 39; As called back to the lab to investigate, the researcher found that there were presses inside.
These habitats are very attractive looking and are creative, & # 39; says Samantha Straus, co-author of the study and PhD student in the ABW zoology department.
And, then they're doing the most enthusiastic thing.
The incredible assault stands out of most known cases of scary parasitic, as unusual as it does not target a rare rare species, as it usually happens
According to the researchers, the kid's adult first places an egg on the soil abdomen.
Ultimately, the larvae covers and engages with the body of the soil, feeding it as it grows.
In a zombified state, the spider leaves its colony and creates cocoa for the larvae. Then, he's waiting to be killed and eat.
It comes out of nine to eleven days later.
WHAT IS ANYTHING?
Parasitoids are insects with parasitic larvae that eat their host – usually other insects – from inside to outside.
They often use a quick instrument called ovipositor to deposit eggs under the skin or abusive of unexpected guests.
After a significant short period, the larvae cover and start using their host, usually reaching an adult when the host has died.
Mainly, parasitoid species are types of bees, bees and bees, although some fly species also employ the incredible technique.
Parasitoid biology has inspired many scientific fiction writers and scriptwriters to create parasitoidal aliens that kill human forces, including the famous Xenomorph in the 1979 film Alien & # 39; Ridley Scott.
Parasitoids are insects with parasitic larvae that eat their host – usually an inlet – from inside to outside. Pictured there is a parasitic wasp that sprays larvae into copper flies and then sets the host in her nest to drop down
& This change is so difficult, & # 39; says Straus.
The wasp flashes the behavior of the brain and the brain and can do something that it would never do, like leaving its nest and blowing a completely different structure. That's very dangerous for these little insects. & # 39;
The researchers have not yet calculated how the bees make the spiders leave their colonies, although they suspect they can use hormones, which may turn them into a different period of life, be at fault.
We believe that the bees are targeting these social spiders because it provides a large and stable colon for guests and a food source, & # 39; says Straus.
We also found that the largest colon of the insects, the more likely these targets would be targeted.