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“It’s certainly biological. It’s definitely not an oil product of any kind.”

These are the first last words of a species. The last last words are “ACK IT IS ABSORBING ME.”

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Terrifying Bug News: Spider Mimics Ants (For Attack AND Defense)

Soon it will be we that they imitate.

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Astros-Padres finale delayed by bees

The Bees have finally gone too far. They are testing us, and we are failing.

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Your Doomed World: Ant mega-colony takes over world

By way of, naturally, the BBC:

The colony may be the largest of its type ever known for any insect species, and could rival humans in the scale of its world domination. What’s more, people are unwittingly helping the mega-colony stick together.

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The Radioactive Wasps of Hanford

Not from a movie or script, but real life:

The contractor handling the clean-up, Washington Closure, says the nests were all built in 2003 when water was used to dampen dust during demolition of an H Reactor basin. That attracted the wasps that used the mud to make tube-shaped nests for eggs.

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News From Your Present: The Parasitic Flies That Turn Fire Ants Into Zombies

The flies “dive-bomb” the fire ants and lay eggs. The maggot that hatches inside the ant eats away at the brain, and the ant starts exhibiting what some might say is zombie-like behavior.

… and then …

The maggot eventually migrates into the ant’s head, but Plowes said he “wouldn’t use the word ‘control’ to describe what is happening. There is no brain left in the ant, and the ant just starts wandering aimlessly. This wandering stage goes on for about two weeks.”

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H. sadistica

Normally to inseminate a female you have to have some sex with that. You know, male and female sex organs doing their thing. Well:

Milan Rezic, an entomologist at the Crop Research Institute in Prague, has spotted a spider circumventing this problem by delivering sperm directly to the ovaries via holes that the males bore directly in the females’ abdomens.