This Parasite Drugs Its Hosts With the Psychedelic Chemical in Shrooms

Ed Yong, writing for The Atlantic:

Imagine emerging into the sun after 17 long years spent lying underground, only for your butt to fall off.

This fungus surreptitiously doses its host with a psilocybin-cathinone cocktail, driving the cicada to spread fungal spores far and wide, resulting in yet more fungus.