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As you watch The Walking Dead, consider the possibility that zombies are real and may be in your yard right now. No kidding, you should go look. I’ll wait. If you didn’t see them, you likely were looking too big. The zombies in question are beetles. You can call them “zombeetles” if you like. Don Steinkraus won’t mind. Steinkraus, professor of entomology for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been studying the interaction of Eryniopsis lampyridarum, a fungal pathogen, and goldenrod soldier beetles for decades.

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