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Body Invaders: Caterpillar Edition

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Lisa Winter

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clockApr 18 2014, 14:59 UTC
713 Body Invaders: Caterpillar Edition
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Last week, we introduced you to the tarantula hawk: a wasp that uses a spider surrogate to incubate its offspring. Given the widespread arachnophobia that everyone seems to have, not everyone felt too particularly bad for the tarantula’s demise.

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But what about when the victim of a parasite is a cute and cuddly caterpillar? Everyone loves a caterpillar, right?

Check out what happens when it also becomes an involuntary surrogate:


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