National Geographic : 2003 Jun
waxy coat of hydrocar bons on its body smells nearly identical to Myr mica ant larvae. Fooled by the smell, passing ants will mistake the caterpillar for one of their own and carry it into their nest. There they willinglyfeed it regurgitated liquids mouth to mouth (center), a diet it supple ments by eating the ants' brood. Once the caterpillar becomes a butterfly it must quickly flee the nest, spread its wings (bottom), and begin the cycle anew.