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Title    UK Under Attack by Exploding Zombie Caterpillars
Date    Thursday August 03 2017, @03:02PM
Author    martyb
from the Braaaaiiiiinnnns!!!!! dept.

turgid writes:

The BBC reports that northern England is currently under attack by exploding zombie caterpillars.

From the report:

Caterpillars are being killed by a bug which turns them into "exploding zombies", a wildlife expert has said. Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside Wildlife Trust said the skins of insects have been found on Winmarleigh Moss, near Garstang.

The caterpillars usually eat heather and bilberry but are being infected by a baculovirus which causes them to seek light so they climb up trees where they explode and the baculovirus is released to seek new hosts.

Fortunately higher animals such as humans are immune from such things ... or not!

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