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    Parasite Forces Host To Dig Its Own Grave – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

    “If a bumblebee is attacked by a thick-headed fly, it’s doomed. The fly will lay an egg inside it and the larva will eat it alive. And if that wasn’t an ignoble enough fate, the larva also forces the bee to burrow into the ground. The soil is warm and safe, and makes for a better nursery for the developing fly. And the bee? The bee is as good as dead. For its last act, it might as well dig its own grave.”

    More:http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/05/20/parasite-forces-host-to-dig-its-own-grave/

    ivaninsect

    Always pleasure reading these!