bugs

News & Events

Entomology News

Subscribe to RSS news feed

Fungus creates zombie beetles that crave flowers before death

Published: 
Jun 21, 2017
Cornell Entomologists uncover the previously secret death and life of Zombie Soldier Beetles 
 Don Steinkraus, Cornell Ph.D. 1987, observed the strange flower-biting behavior of soldier beetles  infected with Eryniopsis fungus. He teamed up with Ann Hajek and Jim Liebherr to tell the whole gruesome story of infection, death, and then life.
https://earth-chronicles.com/science/parasitic-fungus-turns-beetles-into-a-zombie.html Read more

@Cornellento