posted on May, 17 2009 @ 06:08 PM
Not sure how to label this one. I have been a chemist working with trees, and insects for many years. I love both. I have seen parasites the likes of
which would make you all vomit pure gold. I have seen grass hoppers suffer MANY both symbiotic, and malicious parasites, but I have NEVER seen the
likes of this. Even in south America, or Mexico.
I would say its some sort of normal thing, but I havent EVER seen, or read about parasites with colour, let alone black. to my knowledge they are
bereft of colour because of a lack of sunlight. They have no need for pigmentation because they do not need UV protection. They get that from within
the body of their host... THIS however... is entirely new to me. I realise there are billions of insects that have yet to be catalogued but Biology
does not differ that greatly amonts worms, larvea, and pupa. Especially when its host is an insect. WHAT IS THIS>> I MUSTKNOW!!