Neatorama Posts Tagged "zombie animals"
Fungus Controls Behavior of Zombie Cicadas

We've read plenty of horror stories from nature ab...  ...rom nature about animal parasites infecting other animals and causing them to behave in ways that benefit t...

https://www.neatorama.com/2020/08/05/Fungus-Controls-Behavior-of-Zombie-Cicadas/
A Cockroach's Defense Against Zombification...

The emerald jewel wasp is a parasite that stings a...  ...arasite that stings a cockroach to turn it into a zombie . It chews off half the roach's antennae, then lea...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/11/04/A-Cockroachs-Defense-Against-Zombification/
The Parasite That Forces Bees to Dig Their Own Graves...

The life cycle of the conopid fly reads like a hor...  ...on the ground and digs itself into the soil. In a zombie -like motion, it uses its little bee legs to tunne...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/10/25/The-Parasite-That-Forces-Bees-to-Dig-Their-Own-Graves/
Parasites for Parasites...

There are many species of parasitic wasps, many of which we've posted. But even parasites can become the victim of parasites, in this case a plant that feeds on wasps that feed on plants. The oak leaf gall wasp invades o...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/09/01/Parasites-for-Parasites/
Parasite Living Inside Fish Eyeball Controls Its Behavior...

In case you need a little more nightmare fuel, scientists have been studying a fish eyeball parasite. Diplostomum pseudospathaceum infects a fish's eye as a larva. While the larva grows, it causes the fish to swim slower...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/04/Parasite-Living-Inside-Fish-Eyeball-Controls-Its-Behavior/
Real Zombies: Mind Controlling Parasites of Nature

Scientific research can read like a horror story w...  ...s exerting mind control to turn the victim into a zombie slave. That’s a standard horror film plot r...  ...tings a cockroach, transforming it into a passive zombie . The wasp can then walk its drugged victim into a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/15/Real-Zombies-Mind-Controlling-Parasites-of-Nature/
Zombie Bees

Poor bees. First, there's the ho...  ...s this: a parasite that turns bees into zombies . Honeybees (Apis mellifera) in...  ...outh Dakota have been observed acting zombielike , wandering away from their hives at n...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/24/zombie-bees/
Fungus Attacks Zombie-Ant Fungus

Photo: David Hughes/Penn State U...  ...a species of fungus that turns ants into zombies . Aptly called the zombie -ant fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l.), th...  ...as discovered that some ant colonies survive this zombie infestation ... with a little...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/03/fungus-attacks-zombie-ant-fungus/
Attack Of The Zombie Wasp Queens

Parasites are raising an army of zombie wasp queens to do their bidding, and it's a good...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/25/attack-of-the-zombie-wasp-queens/
10 Parasites That Turn Their Hosts Into Zombies

If you want to catch Mother Nature at her best (an...  ...nding itself a mate.Gruesome, eh? Here are 9 more zombie parasites over at TopTenz: Link

https://www.neatorama.com/2010/09/10/10-parasites-that-turn-their-hosts-into-zombies/




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