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Why These Parasites Eat Their Hosts To Survive

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Parasitoids are a type of parasite that kill their host animals to survive. While it seems gruesome, this type of behavior is important for keeping our ecosystem balanced. If parasitoids didn't destroy their hosts, the population of invasive species like caterpillars would skyrocket.

See more from the Caterpillar Lab: http://www.thecaterpillarlab.org/

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