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

One 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 ...

Researchers Revealed a New Parasitic Wasp Species - Apex Tribune

Scientists 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 ...

Ghoulish Parasitic Wasp Found in US - Beacon Transcript

BEACON 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.

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

So 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

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

Date: 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 ...