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Flying Saltshakers Of Death

Ed Yong | Atlantic | 30th July 2018

Annals of parasitism. “Imagine emerging into the sun after 17 years underground, only for your butt to fall off.” That fate regularly befalls cicadas thanks to a fungus called Massospora, which grows inside the cicada, consumes its organs, and converts the rear of its body into a mass of spor…

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