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That young maple saplings getting bitten by insects release a spurt of chemicals that float through the air. You and I wouldn't notice, but these chemicals carry a slight odor that neighboring plants can detect. It's a little like a silent scream.

But some bean plants do double duty. They pump out attractants — perfumes designed to lure in different airborne insects — in this case, wasps. Wasps are an aphid's worst nightmare. Once they arrive, the tables are turned. The critter who was lunching now becomes lunch.

Wayne Curtis
A is for Apple #1, Late 1980s
Available: $600
Wayne Curtis
A is for Apple #2, Late 1980s
Available: $600
Wayne Curtis
A is for Apple #3, Late 1980s
Available: $600
Wayne Curtis
A is for Apple – Set of 3, Late 1980s
Available: $1,500
Wayne Curtis
Honey Bees, Late 1980s
Available: $200
Wayne Curtis
Detroit & Global Neo-Liberalism, 1990s
Not for Sale
Wayne Curtis
FOR SALE/LEASE, 2014
Available: $8,000
Wayne Curtis
Studio mock-up for a postcard, 1991
Not for Sale