[High Praise! to Oppo]
Hairworms are unique parasites often encountered by the public. Hairworms infect crickets and grow within their host’s body cavity to lengths of 15-30 centimeters. Infected crickets often invade homes and release worms into toilets, hot tubs, pet water bowls and fish tanks, unduly alarming the public since hairworms are not parasites of humans.
When hairworms complete their development, they manipulate the cricket’s behavior forcing them to commit suicide by jumping into water.
Maybe they should’ve named it after Ted Kennedy.