Sunday, 24 June 2012
Virgin Mothers – The Aphid and the Food Chain
You can see this happening in the above video, an amazing piece of work by John Dunstan. You will also get to see some of the aphid’s many enemies as well as its sometime caretaker, the ant. The camera work here is worthy of a BBC documentary – I was particularly struck by the shots of the insects struggling with single drops of water. Who would have thought that something that is wet to us could be downright sticky to our much smaller neighbors?