5.1 Mealybugs of an undescribed Planococcus species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on an Acacia stem attended by ants of a Polyrhachis species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), coastal Western Australia (P.J. Gullan).

5.2 A camouflaged late-instar caterpillar of Plesanemma fucata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) on a eucalypt leaf in eastern Australia (P.J. Gullan).

5.3 A female of the scorpionfly Panorpa communis (Mecoptera: Panorpidae) from the UK (P.H. Ward).

5.4 The huge queen termite (approximately 7.5cm long) of Odontotermes transvaalensis (Isoptera: Termitidae: Macrotermitinae) surrounded by her king (mid front), soldiers, and workers, from the Transvaal in South Africa (J.A.L. Watson).

5.5 A parasitic Varroa mite (see p. 320) on a pupa of the bee Apis cerana (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in a hive from Irian Jaya, New Guinea (D.L. Anderson).

5.6 An adult moth of Utetheisa ornatrix (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) emitting defensive froth containing pyrrolizidine alkaloids that it sequesters as a larva from its food plants, legumes of the genus Crotalaria (T. Eisner).

5.7 A snake-mimicking caterpillar of the spicebush swallowtail, Papilio troilus (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae), from New Jersey, USA (D.C.F. Rentz).

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