National Geographic : 1946 Sep
The National Geographic Magazine q"~ A Larva, Camouflaged and Spine-armored, Stands Guard over a Plant Baccha clavata's false eyes are respiratory openings (left). The faceless head is to the right. This specimen enwraps a stem. Having no legs, it travels sidewise by lifting and heaving its front and rear alternately. .... .... .... ... . . . . . , .. . , < . >7 5 5 () National G((coraihl.hic Si iety K inhrbrimi'.s ib WillurdI . ( lCu;-' Baccha Hoists an Aphid and Drains Its Blood (Left)-A Red Ant Watches His "Cow's" Doom In return for honeydew, a sugar excess secreted by aphids, ants shepherd the insect herd, driving away some enemies. When selecting victims, a Baccha larva sometimes thumps their backs, like a boy testing melons.