Contact: Ian T. Baldwin
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Caption: A big-eyed bug (Geocoris spp.) is attracted by green leaf volatiles and starts sucking a tobacco hornworm egg. By executing this kind of biocontrol, the tobacco plant rids itself of herbivore attackers.
Credit: Merit Motion Pictures, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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