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Seriously Creepy Parasite Escapes from Praying Mantis

For most insects (and other small animals), the praying mantis is a creature out of their worst nightmare; a deadly predator with giant compound eyes, a nasty set of high-speed spiky grasping limbs, and an appetite to boot. But Chordodes formosanus is a parasite that would give mantis nightmares – it is a hairworm – and regular readers of this blog will know immediately why that is justified.

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