The larvae of this worm are ingested in water by crickets and grasshoppers and praying mantises. The larvae grows to three to four times the length of the insect. Once the worm is ready to emerge, it infects over the insect's mind and tells it to seek out water and drown itself, thus returning the worm to water.
If the insect is eaten by a predator, the worm is able to wiggle out of the predator.
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