Kill Bill hits the insect world

Dressed in orange with black stripes Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo in Kill Bill leaves a trail of blood and gore throughout the movie. The Bride fights the Crazy 88 scene is one of the most bloody in Quentin Tarantino’s film. Now a blood-thirsty parasitic wasp from Thailand has been named after the lead character. Cystomastacoides kiddo lays its eggs inside other living insects or larvae and as the eggs develop the eat away at the living host until the host eventually dies. The Thai species ‘Kiddo’ was collected in a Malaise trap as part of the TIGER (Thailand Inventory Group for Entomological Research) programme of sampling insects in 25 national parks…