Thursday, May 20, 2021

Zombie cicadas

Brood X cicadas (coming soon to a yard near me) will be contending with a “death-zombie fungus.” Matthew Kasson, associate professor of plant pathology and mycology at West Virginia University, explains:

“Infected cicadas, despite the fact that a third of their body has fallen off, continue to go about their activities like mating and flying as if nothing happened.”
I think at this point it’s safe to say that “things” are never going back to “normal.”

comments: 2

E. said...

No. No. No. I draw the line at murder hornets.

Michael Leddy said...

Just when I had forgotten about them. : )