Wasp Larvae Invading Caterpillar

Submitted by: Ktipr 7 years ago Science

This is what is looks like when parasitic wasp larvae hatch from a live caterpillar
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Female 254
I mean if they could stick a camera in there (probably could) it wouldn`t be able to capture it in THAT much detail
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Female 254
cgi. Kind of obvious.
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Male 563
Nice breakcore near the end there oO
Also, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEW! <:c
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Female 781
Fascinating! I wonder how that sort of "mind control" evolved? Wasp larvae are truly nasty, opportunistic things.
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Female 134
wow i saved one of the caterpilliars one time. i noticed that the eggs had been laid on it, so i picked them off, but it didn`t hurt him, i could tell.
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Male 1,505
I liked it when all the larvae started to break the skin at once. It reminded me of the Play Doh Barber Shop commercial.
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Female 2,027
i watched this on tv only the other day and its on here already haha
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Male 845
icky
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Female 1,413
man this is weird.
maybe the caterpiller puts a cocoon around the wasp larvae to keep them away from other caterpillers
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Male 174
`or they could have snaked a very small camera into the caterpillar. I mean hell, it didnt die after a dozen or so wholes were bored out of it.`

I`m thinking the shots within the caterpillar may have been a separate one under the microscope and lab breed. Just a thought.

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Male 3,819
OH, DEAR GOD, NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Male 9
i lov nature to its cool
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Male 382
OGODOGODOGODOGODOGODOGOD that was one of the most revolting things i have ever seen. mainly because there were all those individual and slowmo closeups of the wasps inside the caterpillar, then it cut straight to a disgusting writhing mss of bugs. stomach turning.
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Female 471
ugh. So cool...and yet so very,very gross.
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Male 213
@deathxtra...or they could have snaked a very small camera into the caterpillar. I mean hell, it didnt die after a dozen or so wholes were bored out of it.
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Male 1,193
Can`t believe catepillar doesn`t die from being busted open like that. Good thing I waited until morning to watch this, I would`ve had nightmares.
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Male 906
i love nature. so twisted. so awesome
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Male 147
Nature sure is scary. Mind controlling parasites... sounds like science fiction!
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Male 1,347
whoa thats frickin cool as hell
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Male 2,788
"I wonder how they filmed the inside the caterpillar parts of the video."


i think it was some xray or sound thing

or they could`ve just faked it

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Male 1,765
I wonder how they filmed the inside the caterpillar parts of the video.
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Male 274
dude thats awesome
a virus that controls the caterpillar brain
thats a lot of WTF in one vid
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Female 109
"Wow. That was absolutely amazing. Life is too ridiculously incredible."

I really, honestly have to agree. I mean, Nature is kind of sick and violent, but in a completely amazing way.

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Female 101
nope, not just you, spyderweb! Poor caterpillar!
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Male 1,091
omg thats like some scary sci-fi crap except that it isnt!
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Male 518
Let`s face it, nature is a bitch.
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Male 639
Wow. That was absolutely amazing. Life is too ridiculously incredible.
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Male 59
I`m so itchy now.
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Male 626
Yeah I felt really bad for the caterpillar.
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Male 1,505
The spice must flow
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Female 34
Is it just me, or do they kinda look like macaroni and cheese..?
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Male 485
That was jaw-droppingly awesome. Is it weird that i actually felt bad for the caterpillar?
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Male 34
How do you put a camera in a caterpillar?
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Male 5,190
O_O Haminahaminahamiaa WTF
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Female 1,260
Grubby little suckers! That was ewww and ahhh, all at the same time!
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Male 134
My roommate had that I think
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Female 324
This is the creepiest saddest thing I have ever seen in nature. Watching this I`m mesmerized and horrified at the same time. Ewww
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Male 3,014
As big as grains of rice, huh? Well that doesn`t seem so

*Big yellow grubs burst out of caterpillar*

OHHOLYF*CKINGSH*TWHATTHEF*CKAAAAAAHHHHHEEEEEEEWWWWW

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Male 103
Ok, I could do it until they started showing them actually coming out. It made me feel uneasy.
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Male 9,306
Nasty, but how do they get those inside shots? Unless it`s all CGI...
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Male 904
was that cgi? the camera inside the worm...
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Male 658
this video makes me itchy
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Male 249
atomicskier i was thinking the same thing...
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Female 1,545
Bad. Ass.

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Male 228
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 1,085
The real question is how they got the little camera inside the caterpillar....
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Female 63
that id awesome
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Male 1,540
Looked like macaroni and cheese.
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Male 362
you little twerps may have effectively killed me, but ill be damned if anything kills you.
i guess you could technically call this maternal instinct.
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Male 1,629
that is so friggin awesome! just think if something developed to do this to people. i know there are alot of bugs that will lay their eggs in ya but i mean to this extent. controlling the actions and mind of a person. ahh we can hope. and the moment i submit this post sci-fi channel will release a movie about what i just said. haha
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Female 175
i saw this on national geographic the other day (oh duh it has the national geographic symbol in the corner)it was about animals in the womb :P
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Male 1,929
life is epic
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Female 2,220
Oh my GOD that poor little caterpiller!
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Male 68
how the f*ck does a system like that evolve into being? crazy...
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Female 344
o wow it was sick looking but eh it was kind of cool to no
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Male 295
When it showed the larvae mouth, i cringed.
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Male 138
ew...
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Male 326
How bizarre. I`m reminded for the second time in as many days of the giant centipede eating the mouse video.
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Male 949
That`s some pretty awesome music.
Also, 2:52 was the worst part in my opinion.
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Male 165
i hate to get all technical, but its a parasitoid, not a parasite.

wow.. i`m actually using what i learn at university.. there`s a novel idea!

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Male 425
What?! How come my only cool ability is having thumbs? I want mind control or wings god-damnit >=(
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Male 19,840
Thank you nature, for destroying my appetite. I was just about to step out for lunch. Pardon me while I vomit.
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Female 4,039
WHAT? I wasn`t that interested until the part where the caterpillar recovers from the hatching and - - whatever, that`s weird. :(
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Male 111
*Pushes food away* I should have known better than to eat while watching this.
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Male 187
poor catipilaer, drat YOU WASP poo, I`LL GO dratING MIND CONTROL YOU AFTER I TORTURE YOU AND THEN KILL YOU LIKE A PIECE OF poo
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Male 3,369
Damn nature! You scary!
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Male 486
Are those shots from inside real?
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Male 339
nom, nom, nom....
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Male 667
Wow that sucks
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Male 3,425
I`ve seen this before when it was on TV. It`s as disturbing now and it was when. Wow, nature can be some real freaky poo at times
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Male 121
Link: Wasp Larvae Invading Caterpillar [Rate Link] - This is what is looks like when parasitic wasp larvae hatch from a live caterpillar
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