Zombie Ant (image) Penn State Caption A dead ant manipulated by a species of so-called "zombie ant fungus" clings to a twig in a South Carolina forest. Newly published Penn State research represents the first extensive study of zombie ants in North America. Credit Hughes Lab., Penn State Usage Restrictions Non commercial use only Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.