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Parasite Inside Praying Mantis

The nematomorph hairworm Spinochordodes tellinii is a parasitic worm whose larvae develop inside this Praying Mantis. The parasite is able to influence its host's behavior: once the parasite is grown, it causes it's host to jump into water, where the Praying Mantis will likely drown. The parasite then leaves its host; the adult worm lives and reproduces in water.

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by thatdude420

submitted August 4th 2016

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Parasite Inside Praying Mantis
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At least it's a gif, too many pics. But the pics are easy to vote and move on, don't have to hit play.
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