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Penn State

Zombie Ant

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

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