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Cicadas are infected with fungi that make them zombies

Cicadas succumb to a parasitic infection that basically turns them into zombies. You read that correctly. The fungus, scientifically known as Massospora, has been infecting male cicadas for years, according to a magazine from PLOS Pathogens reported by LiveScience. But it doesn’t end there. Similar to a zombie army, the male cicada zombies work to increase their numbers by attracting …

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