Our group published a pair of papers on a new species of parasitoid wasp that can manipulate the behavior of its host for its own benefit.
Photograph by Andrew Forbes, University of Iowa
Weinersmith, K.L., S.M. Liu, A.A. Forbes, & S.P. Egan. 2017. Tales from the crypt: A parasitoid manipulates the behavior of its parasite host. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, in press. *link*
Egan S.P., K.L. Weinersmith, S. Liu, R.D. Ridenbaugh, Y.M. Zhang, & A.A. Forbes. 2017. Description of a new species of Euderus Haliday from the southeastern United States (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea, Eulophidae): the crypt-keeper wasp. ZooKeys 645: 37-49. *link*
Our work has been featured in:
The Atlantic, National Geographic, BBC World, Science, Nature, New Scientist, Popular Science, Gizmodo, Live Science, The Daily Mail, The Scientist, CBS News, Futurity, Yahoo News, CBC Quirks & Quarks (Canada), & Futureproof (Ireland).
Rice University wrote a nice press release and made a video describing our discovery:
And French cartoonist Boulet illustrated our work: