The Bear Bug (Panda Ant)

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Although the panda-ant appears to be charming, its sting is really unpleasant! Although it is technically not an ant, but rather a wasp, its colors and patterns are aposematic, indicating that other predators should avoid it. Only the female has wings, and despite being dubbed the “cow-killer ant,” its sting isn’t the most lethal or […]

Cordyceps: The Mind-Controlling Fungus

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Have you ever heard of a fungus that takes over insects through mind control and turns them into living ‘zombies’? Well, if you haven’t yet, let me introduce Cordyceps to you. Cordyceps, mostly found in tropical forests or jungles, is a parasitic fungus known for infecting insects by releasing spores that attach and penetrate its […]