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'Crypt-keeper' wasp is the stuff of nightmares - Fox 59;

'Crypt-keeper' wasp is the stuff of nightmares - Fox 59

Fox 59'Crypt-keeper' wasp is the stuff of nightmaresFox 59A new species of wasp discovered in the southeastern United States has a survival strategy that might make your head explode. Because that's literally what it does to another kind of wasp. (Photo: Andrew Forbes/University of Iowa). The “crypt-keeper ...and more »

'Crypt-Keeper Wasp' Turns Host Into Self-Sacrificing Zombie - WFMYNews2.com;

'Crypt-Keeper Wasp' Turns Host Into Self-Sacrificing Zombie - WFMYNews2.com

WFMYNews2.com'Crypt-Keeper Wasp' Turns Host Into Self-Sacrificing ZombieWFMYNews2.com(CBS/Live Science) -- If there were a horror movie set in the animal kingdom, a turquoise-green insect named the “crypt-keeper wasp” would likely play a starring role. A new study has found that this crafty, parasitic wasp can manipulate other ...and more »

'Crypt-Keeper Wasp': Ederus Set, The Insidious Zombie Wasp With A Creepy Ability - iTech Post;

'Crypt-Keeper Wasp': Ederus Set, The Insidious Zombie Wasp With A Creepy Ability - iTech Post

iTech Post'Crypt-Keeper Wasp': Ederus Set, The Insidious Zombie Wasp With A Creepy AbilityiTech PostThe wasp is named after Set, the Egyptian god of disorder and violence, who who killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. The Euderus set, or the crypt-keeper wasp is so much like that. It is violent, creepy and insidious. (Photo : Rice University ...and more »

Crypt-keeper wasp is a real head buster - Mother Nature Network;

Crypt-keeper wasp is a real head buster - Mother Nature Network

Mother Nature NetworkCrypt-keeper wasp is a real head busterMother Nature NetworkThe world is rife with parasites that take advantage of other creatures for food or even shelter. This recently discovered parasitic wasp takes that cake, however. (Or should we say head?) Named for Set — the ancient Egyptian god of chaos who could ...and more »

Newly discovered wasp turns host insect into zombie and bursts through brain - SFGate;

Newly discovered wasp turns host insect into zombie and bursts through brain - SFGate

SFGateNewly discovered wasp turns host insect into zombie and bursts through brainSFGateAs if we didn't have enough creepy bugs to contend with, a newly discovered wasp may take the cake for freakiest insect. But the crypt-keeper wasp isn't interested in cake – only the brains of its host. Scientists aptly named the creepy crawler Euderus ...and more »

This parasite chews through its zombie host's head to freedom - AOL News;

This parasite chews through its zombie host's head to freedom - AOL News

AOL NewsThis parasite chews through its zombie host's head to freedomAOL NewsNature is filled with battles for survival, but one wasp species has devised a rather novel – and disturbing – way to give its larvae a leg up in life. It preys on the young of another freeloading variety of wasp. This is how the parasite versus ...and more »

New 'Crypt keeper' wasp species might be the creepiest thing we've ever seen - RedOrbit;

New 'Crypt keeper' wasp species might be the creepiest thing we've ever seen - RedOrbit

RedOrbitNew 'Crypt keeper' wasp species might be the creepiest thing we've ever seenRedOrbitResearchers have found a new wasp species with a life cycle so unpleasant; they named it after Set, the Egyptian god of evil and mayhem. Indigenous to the southeastern United States, the wasp, which scientists nicknamed the crypt-keeper, lays its egg ...and more »

These wasps leave the 'crypt' through their host's head - Futurity: Research News

These wasps leave the 'crypt' through their host's headFuturity: Research NewsOne kind of parasitic wasp, Euderus set, deposits its egg in the oak-tree home of another parasitic species—a gall wasp. The young E. set eventually chews its way to freedom, through its host's head. Rice University researchers nicknamed E. set the ...and more »

The terrifying zombie wasp that eats its victims alive from the inside out - before emerging from a hole in their HEAD - Daily Mail;

The terrifying zombie wasp that eats its victims alive from the inside out - before emerging from a hole in their HEAD - Daily Mail

Daily MailThe terrifying zombie wasp that eats its victims alive from the inside out - before emerging from a hole in their HEADDaily MailA type of wasp has been discovered that starts its life in a horrifying way - by eating another wasp alive from the inside out. The gall wasps drills into the branches of trees to create a safe space for it to mature, but it turns out these crypts are ...and more »

New breed of parasitic wasp controls host, eats it from the inside out - Science Recorder;

New breed of parasitic wasp controls host, eats it from the inside out - Science Recorder

Science RecorderNew breed of parasitic wasp controls host, eats it from the inside outScience RecorderA breed of wasp known as the "crypt-keeper" infects and manipulates crypt gall wasps before tunneling through them and eating their brains. Credit: Andrew Forbes, University of Iowa. 325. SHARES. ShareTweetRedditSubscribe. StumbleuponGoogleMail.and more »

Researchers Revealed a New Parasitic Wasp Species - Apex Tribune;

Researchers Revealed a New Parasitic Wasp Species - Apex Tribune

Apex TribuneResearchers Revealed a New Parasitic Wasp SpeciesApex TribuneScientists have recently revealed a new parasitic wasp species which has a very strange life cycle, being called after the Egyptian god of chaos and evil. Euderus set is also known as the crypt-keeper wasp. This species is usually encountered in the ...and more »

Ghoulish Parasitic Wasp Found in US - Beacon Transcript

Ghoulish Parasitic Wasp Found in USBeacon TranscriptBEACON TRANSCRIPT – Gall wasps are no longer the toughest parasites and are even threatened by another parasitic species of wasp. Scientists at Rice University studied the crypt-keeper wasp and offered information on the new species.and more »

Crypt-Keeper Wasp, Euderus Set, Is A Newly Discovered Parasite That Kills Its Host By Eating Its Head — From The ... - International Business Times;

Crypt-Keeper Wasp, Euderus Set, Is A Newly Discovered Parasite That Kills Its Host By Eating Its Head — From The ... - International Business Times

International Business TimesCrypt-Keeper Wasp, Euderus Set, Is A Newly Discovered Parasite That Kills Its Host By Eating Its Head — From The ...International Business TimesSo far as parasites go, Euderus set is the sort of stuff nightmares, or scary movies, are made of. The newly discovered wasp was named after Set, the Egyptian god of evil and chaos. In Egyptian lore, Set trapped his brother Osiris in a crypt, killed ...and more »

'It makes its prey turn into a zombie, then it devours it from inside out' - BBC News;

'It makes its prey turn into a zombie, then it devours it from inside out' - BBC News

BBC News'It makes its prey turn into a zombie, then it devours it from inside out'BBC NewsThe crypt-keeper wasp is the latest species to be discovered and it is rather vicious. Professor Scott Egan from Rice University in the United States is the man who first came across the new type of insect. He says that based on the biology of the ...and more »

Ghastly, grisly, ghoulish “crypt keeper” wasp found on US soil - Cantech Letter;

Ghastly, grisly, ghoulish “crypt keeper” wasp found on US soil - Cantech Letter

Cantech LetterGhastly, grisly, ghoulish “crypt keeper” wasp found on US soilCantech Lettercrypt keeper wasp Scientists from Rice University have just discovered a new species of wasp, named after the ancient Egyptian god of evil and found to infect another species of wasp by controlling its actions and then bursting through its host's head ...and more »

Crypt-keeper wasps named after the Egyptian God of evil and chaos - Pulse Headlines;

Crypt-keeper wasps named after the Egyptian God of evil and chaos - Pulse Headlines

Pulse HeadlinesCrypt-keeper wasps named after the Egyptian God of evil and chaosPulse HeadlinesA new species of parasite wasp was found, and it was named after the ancient Egyptian God of evil and chaos, Set. It is also known as the “crypt-keeper” since it forces other parasites to create a hole for them to escape. Once the hole is big enough ...and more »

New Crypt-Keeper Wasp Is Parasite That Bursts From Host's Head - National Geographic;

New Crypt-Keeper Wasp Is Parasite That Bursts From Host's Head - National Geographic

National GeographicNew Crypt-Keeper Wasp Is Parasite That Bursts From Host's HeadNational GeographicThe insect, native to the southeastern U.S., is named after the Egyptian god of evil and chaos—for good reason. View Images. It's unknown how the newfound crypt-keeper wasp can manipulate its host's behavior. Photograph by Andrew Forbes, University of ...and more »

Insidious wasp gets ahead by tunneling through host's head - Science Daily;

Insidious wasp gets ahead by tunneling through host's head - Science Daily

Science DailyInsidious wasp gets ahead by tunneling through host's headScience DailyDate: January 24, 2017; Source: Rice University; Summary: A newly discovered wasp victimizes gall wasps by modifying their behavior and tunneling to freedom through their heads. It's a rare example of a parasite infecting a parasite, a process known as ...and more »

Parasitic Wasp Named After Egyptian God of Chaos - Laboratory Equipment;

Parasitic Wasp Named After Egyptian God of Chaos - Laboratory Equipment

Laboratory EquipmentParasitic Wasp Named After Egyptian God of ChaosLaboratory EquipmentThe new parasitic wasp species Euderus set named after the ancient Egyptian god of evil and chaos Set. Its common name is the crypt-keeper wasp. Photo: Ryan Ridenbaugh and Miles Zhang. The crypt-keeper wasp victimizes another wasp, laying in its ...and more »

This parasitic wasp forces other parasitic wasps to do its dirty work, then eats them - Popular Science;

This parasitic wasp forces other parasitic wasps to do its dirty work, then eats them - Popular Science

Popular ScienceThis parasitic wasp forces other parasitic wasps to do its dirty work, then eats themPopular ScienceThose pretty colors are just to distract you from how devious this little bugger is... It's wasps all the way down. No, scratch that—it's parasitic wasps all the way down. It's manipulative parasitic wasps all the way down. In yet another example of ...and more »