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Chart: The chemistry of bee stings

Chemical composition of insect venoms

Click on the image above to see it at a larger size. (Compound Interest)

This infographic breaks down the nasty molecules that make insect venoms do their damage. Note the "alarm pheromones" that attract other insects to "take defensive action." Ack!

It's from the blog Compound Interest, which is always coming up with cool infographics about the chemistry of everyday life. You can read more about this one there.

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