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Manduca sexta, Caterpillar 

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medical illustration of The caterpillar of the Manduca Moth (Manduca sexta) feeds on leaves of the tobacco plant. The toxic nicotine stored in the leaf hairs accumulates in the body of the caterpillar without harming it. This makes it inedible for most enemies. If the attack with Manduca caterpillars gets to a certain point, the plant sends out chemical messengers attracting a species of bugs that kill and feed on the caterpillars.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 200: 1
Next medical illustration of A semen of the common Agrimony. From the dusted blossoms of the common Agrimony grow barbed fruits. The fruits get stuck in the fur of roaming big mammals and are spread about big distances (epichory). The blossoms are modestly designed flowers. They allure hoverflies, flies, and honey bees to pollination with their plentiful pollen offer.
Scanning electron microscope, magnification 120:1

Common Agrimony

The caterpillar of the Manduca Moth (Manduca sexta) feeds on leaves of the tobacco plant. The toxic nicotine stored in the leaf hairs accumulates in the body of the caterpillar without harming it. This makes it inedible for most enemies. If the attack with Manduca caterpillars gets to a certain point, the plant sends out chemical messengers attracting a species of bugs that kill and feed on the caterpillars. Scanning electron microscope, magnification 200: 1

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