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Epomis, Cymothoa, Hymenoepimecis : Halloween Horrors

In recognition that Halloween is almost upon us, we pay a visit to Nature’s dark side. A beetle, a crustacean and a wasp that do really pretty extraordinary things. But not, let’s be honest, things that you could really call ‘nice’. Predators and parasites that demonstrate just how surprising. and kind of merciless, the natural world can sometimes be …

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Despite what I said in the show, I’ve managed to keep the shownotes not too terribly gruesome. A little bit creepy, perhaps, but not horrible. So read on for photos, video, links to research papers and all the usual goodies …