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Zombie Fly Maggots in Vermont Bees


This week, biologists confirmed the presence in Burlington of so-called 'ZomBees' -- hive-dwellers whose brains have been devoured by the spawn of a small parasitic fly. It's not a Halloween-season prank.  Read moreListen to a report on Vermont Public Radio - more

ZomBees discovered in the Eastern U.S.


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


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
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Parasitic Phorid flies confirmed in Washington


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