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ZomBees discovered in the Eastern U.S.

2013-10-08

Apocephalus borealis
pupae and adults have been confirmed from a sample of honey bees taken from
under a porch light in Burlington, Vermont.  This is the first case of parasitism by the zombie fly in
honey bees from the eastern ... - more


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
European ... - more


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