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Parasitic Wasp Makes Ladybugs Into Zombie Servers

November 2nd, 2016

A tremendous adaptive advantage for a group of parasitic wasps has been observed in the wild. The parasitic wasp known as Dinocampus coccinellae is able to implant a virus into a ladybug that transforms the ladybug into a zombified slave. A biologist from Stony Brook University in New York was the first to discover the…

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