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Aphids: Martyrs or Murderers?

The great majority of cabbage aphids are peace-loving. To aphids, ladybugs are infidels. And what’s the greatest way to stop an infidel? A suicide bomb of course! In order to stave off their ladybug enemies, cabbage aphids strike back with internally produced, mustard oil bombs. The mustard oil–emitted in a single, deadly burst–either disables or…