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Zombie flies detected in Belgium

2013-09-14

Molecular assays detected Apocephalus borealis in 31% of a
sample of 363 honey bee hives from Belgium. If confirmed, this would
mean that the zombie fly has been introduced into Europe where it could
threaten
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Parasitic Phorid flies confirmed in Washington

2013-08-07

The first Apocephalus borealis of the season emerged over the weekend from honey bees collected in the Lynnwood Washington area. Larvae are still emerging as of today. http://bit.ly/131... - more


ZomBees make NBC News' top 10 list of zombie animals!

2013-06-29

Zombie bees: A parasitic fly known as Apocephalus borealis can inject its eggs into a honeybee's abdomen, where the fly larvae mature. The parasitized bees abandon their hives and walk in circles — but eventually they fall over. "It really ... - more


Google Science Fair 2013 Hangout On Air with "The ZomBee Hunter," Professor John Hafernik

2013-02-20

Want to become a "ZomBee hunter"? An unexpected observation led Professor John Hafernik to a new honey bee parasite, the zombie fly, Apocephalus borealis. Parasitized bees become disoriented, fly to lights at night and behave like zombie bees. Now you ... - more