Parasite Makes Ants Resemble Berries

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: January 16, 2008   View Article

Fruit pickers beware. That red berry might actually be an infested ant’s rear end.

Scientists have discovered a parasite in the tropical forests of Central and South America that makes its ant hosts look like juicy, red berries ripe for the picking.

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