Flight of the Living Dead

By: Ayla Fudala

If you’ve ever seen bees flying around at night, there’s a good chance they’re so-called “ZomBees”—honey bees whose brains are under the control of tiny fly larvae growing inside their bodies.

Yes, you read that correctly.

It sounds like something straight out of a Hollywood B-movie:  ZomBees are honey bees which have been parisitized by so-called “zombie” flies, (Apocephalus borealis). These tiny flies lay their eggs in the abdomen of helpless bees. Then the egg

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