Chinese scientists have found the earliest known parasitic fly, which is believed to be nearly 100 million years old and was capable of injecting its offspring into a separate host. Credit: Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology

Innovation on the fly: 100m-year-old parasite found in Myanmar injected larvae into hosts so they could eat them from the inside out

Chinese team claim ‘bizarre’ zhenai xiai is world’s oldest recorded fly to feast on its hosts, suggesting these were among the first parasitoid insects in the history of evolution

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Chinese scientists have found the earliest known parasitic fly, which is believed to be nearly 100 million years old and was capable of injecting its offspring into a separate host. Credit: Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology
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