Parasitoid Wasp Turn Ladybirds Into A Zombie Bodyguard

If you didn’t already think that wasps are the epitome of evil, wait until you hear about the parasitoid species Dinocampus coccinellae. Twenty days after a female lays its eggs inside a poor unsuspecting ladybug, a single larva rudely bursts out from the beetle’s abdomen and spins a cocoon between its legs.

Source: Parasitoid Wasp Gives Ladybirds A Virus That Turns Them Into A Zombie Bodyguard | IFLScience