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Body Invaders: Caterpillar Edition

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Lisa Winter

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clockApr 18 2014, 14:59 UTC
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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.

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

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


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