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(Atlas Obscura)   Mother Nature: Yo, dawg, I heard you liked parasites, so I put a parasite in your parasite's parasite   (atlasobscura.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Insect, Hymenoptera, Endangered species, Island, Lepidoptera, Parasitoid, Larva, parasitic wasp  
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2021-10-16 3:00:22 PM  
"Spheksophobia (from spheco, meaning "wasp" in Greek) is the fear of wasps, a branch of entomophobia, fear of insects."

I'm sorry, i see nothing irrational at all with this specific ''phobia''.
 
2021-10-16 3:32:05 PM  
Hymenoptera is full of fascinating, beautiful insects, that (with a few very notable exceptions) can fark right off forever.
 
2021-10-16 3:36:22 PM  
This is necessary
This is necessary
Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on
This is necessary
This is necessary
Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life
 
2021-10-16 3:36:40 PM  
Great fleas have little fleas, upon their backs to bite 'em.
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
 
2021-10-16 4:01:30 PM  

FrancoFile: Great fleas have little fleas, upon their backs to bite 'em.
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.


This is the only way I can remember how to pronounce ad infinitum.
 
2021-10-16 4:19:42 PM  
Move over, turducken! Butterwaspwasp has arrived just in time for the holiday season!
 
2021-10-16 4:28:36 PM  
For those of us counting, that's a total of six sites.
 
2021-10-16 5:00:24 PM  

cyberspacedout: For those of us counting, that's a total of six sites.


But I'm behind seven proxies!
 
2021-10-16 6:35:04 PM  
The Gruesome Truth About Parasites [Full Episode]
Youtube 3aZVgyUlSng


All relevant, but most relevant part starts at 6:36
 
2021-10-16 7:41:26 PM  
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2021-10-16 7:58:53 PM  

emtwo: Move over, turducken! Butterwaspwasp has arrived just in time for the holiday season!


Butterwaspwaspteria*

I'm not even sure of what I read there. That's a lot of circle of life in a really quick lifespan
 
2021-10-16 8:27:01 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/3aZVgyUl​Sng]

All relevant, but most relevant part starts at 6:36


This is equally disturbing and hilarious.
 
2021-10-16 8:45:59 PM  

Wendigogo: LowbrowDeluxe: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/3aZVgyUl​Sng]

All relevant, but most relevant part starts at 6:36

This is equally disturbing and hilarious.


All the WTF101 episodes are great.
 
2021-10-16 9:12:37 PM  

SMB2811: Wendigogo: LowbrowDeluxe: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/3aZVgyUl​Sng]

All relevant, but most relevant part starts at 6:36

This is equally disturbing and hilarious.

All the WTF101 episodes are great.


Enjoying a few on youtube. Thanks!
 
2021-10-16 10:52:49 PM  

FrancoFile: Great fleas have little fleas, upon their backs to bite 'em.
And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.


The original by JonathanSwift, from "On Poetry, A Rhapsody".

So, naturalists observe, a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bite 'em; And so proceed ad infinitum. Thus every poet, in his kind, Is bit by him that comes behind.
 
2021-10-17 5:29:41 PM  
It's parasites all the way down.
 
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