Parasites of the Mind

by Alex Taylor

Cover photo by¬†Erich G. Vallery, USDA Forest Service – SRS-4552, Bugwood.org Parasites are a beautiful nightmare. The many lineages of parasites have evolved all sorts of twisted, macabre ways of making a living off their host. Some are content to live on our skin and feed off sweat and dead skin, while others must burrow deep inside to get their …