August 17th, 2009

aye aye captain
  • drhoz

Twisted Sisters

Partly inspired by the trilobite post earlier in the wtf community, and because it's been a while since I've written about parasites...

Strepsipterans!

It's highly likely that you've never seen one. There's about 600 species, but the larvae don't live long, the adult females never emerge from the host, and the males are small raspberry-eyed freaks whose only purpose in life is to find the tumour-like lump that is a female, and stab her full of sperm.



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