Caterpillars get viruses? From wasps, no less. Well stranger things have happened. The fact that this “hostile cognitive takeover” and indoctrination (of a caterpillar!) to get it to feed your larvae and fiercely protect them after they’re done destroying your body seems to be the most natural thing, you know – nature following its normal course, is somewhat genius baffling.
At least it didn’t die! RIP.