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Piper kelleyi (1 of 3)

Caption: This is the newly described species of wild black pepper, Piper kelleyi, with some of the insects that depend on it for their survival, including the herbivorous caterpillar (lower right) that feeds only on this species, and examples of the predatory wasps (center right) and flies (upper right) that attack the caterpillars. The caterpillar is ca. 1 cm long, the wasp is ca. 2.5 mm long, and the fly is ca. 0.8 mm long.

Credit: E.J. Tepe (plant), C. Morrison (caterpillar), J.B. Whitfield (wasp), and D.J. Incl‡n (fly)

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