View Full Version : Parasitic fly?

Chevette Girl
01-04-2012, 05:59 PM
Apparently this (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/fly-parasite-turns-honeybees-zombies-160609272.html)might be linked with CCD... makes bees fly around aimlessly and search out light sources before they die.

01-04-2012, 06:51 PM
I just got done reading a similar article, just for the sake of thoroughness: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/01/03/zombie-fly-parasite-killing-honeybees/

01-04-2012, 07:05 PM
the "decapitating fly," an insect in the same genus, implants its eggs in ants, whose heads then pop off after the fly larvae devour the ants' brains and dissolve their connective tissues.


Parasitic fly larva emerging from a dead bee's neck.

Double EEww...