New Species of Parasitoid Wasp from Ecuador Turns Social Spiders into Zombies

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on Breaking Science News November 28, 2018 at 01:02PM.)

Deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a newly-identified species of the parasitoid wasp genus Zatypota transforms Anelosimus eximius, one of only about 25 species of ‘social’ spiders worldwide, into a zombie-like drone that abandons its colony to do the wasp’s bidding.

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This is the adult stage of the parasitoid wasp Zatypota sp.nov. Image credit: Philippe Fernandez-Fournier.


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This article and images were originally posted on [Breaking Science News] November 28, 2018 at 01:02PM. Credit to the original author and Breaking Science News | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.








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