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12 Real Parasites That Control the Lives of Their Hosts interesting topic for metaphors

12 Real Parasites That Control the Lives of Their Hosts

12 Real Parasites That Control the Lives of Their Hosts interesting topic for metaphors

Fungus that controls zombie-ants has own fungal stalker : Nature News & Comment

New research is uncovering how zombie-ant fungus might control its hosts. But this parasite also has its own fungal threats.

11 Magnified Photos of Creepy Crawlies | Mental Floss

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Amazing Radiolab on beneficial parasites

Parasitismo

Ant Killed by Fungus

Ants aren't the only zombie-fungi hosts—other insects also fall prey. Above, a wasp is infected by a Cordyceps fungus species that hasn't yet been named or formally documented. Fungi of the Cordyceps genus are the products of a tightly evolved arms race between hosts and parasites, study author Hughes noted. The fungi are locked into one type of host—a specialization that might spell doom for fungi species as host species die out.    (See "Parasitic Wasp Swarm Unleashed to Fight Pests.")

zombie fungus growing out of wasp- Brazil

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Hyperparasitic fungus targeting Cordyceps fungus. I recommend clicking through to the source link for more info.

Parasites wage war against zombie-ant fungus

A zombie ant with the brain-manipulating fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.) having been castrated by an hyperparasite fungus (white with yellow material). (Cool invertebrate screwed by a fungus)

Bug Eric: Insidious Insect Fungi

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Cordyceps

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This Carolina leaf-roller (Camptonotus carolinensis) has succumbed to an infection by a species of Cordyceps, a genus of entomopathogenic fungi.  Cordyceps are well-known for inducing changes in insect behaviour, making them climb plants before they die. When the fruiting bodies burst forth from the insect, this high position helps spread the fungal spores to new victims.

This Carolina leaf-roller (Camptonotus carolinensis) has succumbed to an infection by a species of Cordyceps, a genus of entomopathogenic fungi. Cordyceps are well-known for inducing changes in insect.

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This is an #insect effected by a #cordyceps. Cordyceps is a genus of #fungi that are parasitic to mostly #insects and other #arthropods. They are particularly abundant in #humid #tropical areas. Each species of cordyceps attacks a particular species of insect. Some can even change the #behavior of the insect by #infecting the brain and making them climb to a higher more ideal place for optimum #spore distribution. #parasite #jungle #endoparisitoid #fungus #ecology #nature

Parasitic fungi: cordyceps, the new safe insecticide

Parasitic fungi by *melvynyeo on deviantART

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Dead ant with Cordyceps fungus growing out | by Dorota Polaczek Henuati Expeditions

Dead ant with Cordyceps fungus growing out | by Dorota Polaczek Henuati Expeditions

Entomopathogenic fungus in dragonfly - These fungi usually attach to the external body surface of insects in the form of microscopic spore. In biology, a spore is a reproductive structure that is adapted for dispersal and surviving for extended periods of time in unfavorable conditions...(usually asexual, mitosporic spores also called conidia). Under permissive conditions of temperature and (usually high) moisture, these spores germinate, grow as hyphae and colonize the insect's cuticle.

Entomopathogenic fungus in dragonfly - These fungi usually attach to the external body surface of insects in the form of microscopic spore. In biology, a spore is a reproductive structure that is adapted for dispersal and surviving for extended periods of

"Cordyceps infected spider" from pbertner's photostream on flickr

Found during a night hike in Ranomafana national park, Madagascar.

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