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The Wasp That Brainwashed The Caterpillar: Evolutionís Most Unbelievable Solutions to Lifeís Biggest Problems

Matt Simon.
Item #: D02951
Format: Harcover
Pages/Publication Date: 260 / 2016
Publisher: Penguin.
ISBN: 9780143128687
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On a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumber's anus. The female bolas spider releases pheromones that mimic a female moth, luring male moths into her web. And the Glyptapanteles wasp injects a caterpillar with her young, which feed on the victim, erupt out of it, then mind-control the poor (and somehow still living) bug into protecting them from predators. In this mind-boggling, often humorous guide, Matt Simon introduces the creatures that have it figured out, the ones that joust with their mustaches or choke sharks to death with mucous, all in a wild struggle to survive and, of course, find true love.


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