touched by fire

  I bought this beautiful book by Martin d’Orgeval The images come from a famous Paris taxidermy shop that was consumed by fire. This is one of the insect drawers. d’Orgeval, M. (2009). Touched by Fire. Gottingen: Steidl.

Insects Use Plant Like a “Telephone”

“Dutch ecologist Roxina Soler and her colleagues from the Netherlands Institute for Ecology have discovered that subterranean and aboveground herbivorous insects can communicate with each other by using plants as telephones. [via Cellular News] ‘Subterranean insects issue chemical warning signals via the leaves of the plant. This way, aboveground insects are alerted that the plant …

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