December 14, 2007

Hypnotic Wasp turns Cockroach into a Zombie

As an undergrad, I worked in a bug lab working on gene sequencing of very rare moths, indigenous to Hawaii (found no where else.) In my searches for press releases on one of our projects announcing the discovery of a carnivorous caterpillar, Hyposmocoma molluscivora, I stumbled across the wealth of science information found on blogs like Pharyngula (the top hit for H. molluscivora) and The Loom. Carl Zimmer posts about nifty parasites and I always felt that this story takes the cake.


  1. That's so nightmarish. But it's fascinating how locomotor rhythms are still working.

  2. Thats kind of scary. Suck evil, mayhem and carnage. Post more.