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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Another example of zombism in the insect world...
In a story that is pretty reminiscent of the zombie virus from "Dead Rising", bees have been show to be the victims of a zombie plague.
In this case, not a zombie virus. But from the larvae of a fly (apocephalus borealis).
The fly manages to lay its eggs in the body of a simple honey bee (apis mellifera), in the abdomen. Then, after the eggs have gestated, the honey bee stumbles out of the hive and flies away to die.
The larvae eventually kill the bees from the inside, and chew their way out through the now dead bee's head.
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