Category «Parasitism inducing suicide»

Nematomorpha

The nematomorphs ( Nematomorpha ) or gordiaceae ( Gordiacea ) are a phylum of parasitoid worms , ecologically and morphologically very similar to nematodes . 331 species have been described . 1 Features They are characterized by presenting a pseudocelloma , which corresponds to a cavity of the body filled with liquid, which acts as …

Glyptapanteles

Glyptapanteles is a genus of endoparasitoid wasp found in Central and North America . The larvae of the members of Glyptapanteles sp. Are distinguished by their ability to manipulate their guests to protect them. See also Hymenoepimecis argyraphaga , a parasitoid wasp species with a similar larval ability to manipulate hosts for its own purposes. …