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Echinolone - Nina Liebenberg

2010
Nina Liebenberg
Thimbles, crimps, hypodermic needles, glue

A molecule found in the Echinacea angustifolia plant which prevents a caterpillar, on eating it, from turning into a butterfly. These molecules are called IGRs (Insect Growth Regulators) and are found in many plant species.

Photograph of the artwork Echinolone by Nina Liebenberg