Wasp Larvae Feed on Real Live Zombie Roaches!!!

Real life zombie news is cool, even if it’s just a roach. One of my favorite ‘geek news’ websites, Slashdot.org, discovered some really interesting news over at TheUploader. They write, “The story leaves nothing to embellish: The wasp, Ampulex compressa, has evolved to inject a toxin into a specific part of a roach’s brain, turning it into a zombie. The wasp then leads the zombie roach into the wasp’s nest, lays eggs inside it, and waits for its young to hatch, who will then go on to do the same to more roaches.” Click here to read the article in a PDF file.

Source: Slashdot.org