Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tiny Flies Make Zombees

Tiny Fly May Help Explain Honeybee Die-Off - Parasite's eggs prove fatal to the bees:




(AP) – Northern California scientists say they have found a possible explanation for a honeybee die-off that has decimated hives around the world: A parasitic fly that hijacks the bees' bodies and causes them to abandon hives. Scientists say the fly deposits its eggs into the bee's abdomen, causing the infected bee to exhibit zombie-like behavior by walking around in circles with no apparent sense of direction.

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