Example of a horsehair worm parasite living off its host
14 May 2014 – 10:30PM
This Has to be One of the Most Revolting Things I’ve Ever Seen (NSFS)
Gizmodo – It’s sad that this praying mantis was killed—but what comes out of its body is as disgusting as it’s long. Horsehair worms ride in live invertebrates, feeding and growing up to 39 inches as they mature. Some release chemicals to make hosts seek water and drown, others can survive their host’s predation, so do not mess.