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How zombie spiders are made

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by DavidBrown, 15 Sep 2015.

  1. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

    12 Aug 2008
    California, USA
    Ichneumonid wasps lay their eggs on the back of orb weaver spiders. The larva then reprograms the spider's brain and makes it build a simplified web that is suitable for the larva to live on. Once the web is completed the wasp larva eats the spider and completes its transformation into a wasp in the safety of the web. The story has video of this process. It's better than an episode of "The Walking Dead".