Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Penetang Animals: Horsehair worm

Horsehair worms are pretty scary parasites of insects. Their eggs are eaten by insects. The small worm grows inside the insect by eating the insides. When the worm is fully grown, it compels the insect to jump into a body of water and drown. Then the worm climbs out of the insect and finds a place to lay its eggs.

From Wikipedia

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