Absurd Creature of the Week: The Zombie Ant and the Fungus That Controls Its Mind

A spiny ant, Polyrhachis armata, from Thailand biting a rainforest leaf following infection by the fungus Ophiocordyceps unilateralis. The large stalk and two spore-producing bodies are visible. Image and caption courtesy David Hughes.

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Zombie Ant and the Fungus That Controls Its Mind


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