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Cosima zu Knyphausen, Einschlägige Berufserfahrung, 2021

Cosima zu Knyphausen

Einschlägige Berufserfahrung
egg shells on painted canvas
19×15 cm
courtesy of the artist

When Fire Ants21 encounter essential balm, they collect nearby soil particles and pave over the sticky substance.22,23 They employ the same strategy to forage in areas treated with insecticides.24

  • Solenopsis invicta
  • Balms with essential oils are often used as insect repellents.
  • Wen et al., 2021
  • Wen et al., 2022