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The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar : evolution's most unbelievable solutions to impossible problems

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"On a barren seafloor, the pearlfish swims into the safety of a sea cucumbers anus. To find a meal, the female bolas spider releases pheromones that mimic a female moth, luring male moths into her sticky lasso web. 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) schmuck into protecting them from predators. These are among the curious critters of The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar, a jaunt through evolutions most unbelievable, most ingenious solutions to the problems of everyday life, from trying to get laid to finding food. Join Wired science writer Matt Simon as he introduces you to the creatures that have it figured out, the ones that joust with their mustaches or choke sharks to death with snot, all in a wild struggle to survive and, of course, find true love,"--Amazon.com.

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Livonia Public Library 578.47 SIM (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52140300492114
Available
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Victor Farmington Library 578.4 SIM (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52128300767528
Checked out
11/13/2019

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