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Penn State

Dead Carpenter Ant (1 of 2)

Caption: This is a dead carpenter ant attached to a leaf in the understory of a Thai forest. Before killing the ant, the fungus growing from ant's head changed the ant's behavior, causing it to bite into the leaf vein.

Credit: David Hughes, Penn State University

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