The twistedwing parasite (Strepsiptera) is an order of insects who display a gruesome lifestyle. The larval stage parasite will climb a flower and wait for an insect pollinator (bee or wasp) to come along. They climb aboard the bee, burrow into its body, and change into a secondstage larva. They feed off the blood and organs of the host. An adult male parasite will emerge from the host and search for a mate a process that takes such little time that he never develops a mouth. The adult female remains in the hosts body for the rest of her life, never growing legs or wings. She mates by pushing only her reproductive organs outside of the bees body! Her offspring will emerge and look for new hosts.