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Contact: Dr. Jes Rust
University of Bonn

Unusual Parasite

Caption: Unusual parasite: the head of Qiyia jurassica is tiny in comparison to the body with tube-shaped and piercer-like mouthparts at the front. The thorax onto which the abdomen with the caterpillar-like legs is connected has been transformed into a sucking plate underneath.

Credit: Graphic: Yang Dinghua, Nanjing

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