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Posts tagged caterpillars

April 12, 2016

 

line of caterpillars

Pine Processionary Caterpillars

Pine processionary caterpillars march to a different drum! They travel great distances in single-file.

February 3, 2016

 

Silver-spotted skipper catepillar

Pillar-poo

The silver-spotted skipper caterpillar can catapult its poop up to five feet away.

October 1, 2015

 

catepillar inflatable

Tapping Caterpillars 

They don't have vocal chords, but caterpillars use sound to try to scare off intruders.

March 27, 2015

 

caterpillar with spikes

Stinging Caterpillars

Most caterpillars are harmless, but you don't want to take your chances.

October 31, 2011

 

Caterpillar on leaf with wasp larvae erupting from body

Eaten Alive

Nature can sometimes be a scary place, particularly if you are the sort of insect that parasitic wasp larvae enjoy eating - alive!

January 19, 2010

 

A caterpillar dangling from a plant.

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

On this Moment of Science, we'll learn how the phrase "blood is thicker than water," applies to the natural world.

August 12, 2009

 

Common milkweed with several insects

Want To Turn A Profit? Invest In Milkweed Crops

You may think milkweed is just a stubborn weed, but to some it's a valuable commodity.

May 25, 2009

 

Caterpillar scaling a plant stem

Buzz Off!

On today's Moment of Science, learn about the predatory relationship between caterpillars and wasps.

September 15, 2008

 

butterflies

The Special Relationship Between Ants and Lycaenid Butterflies

Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.

April 3, 2008

 

Orange spicebush swallowtail caterpillar

Caterpillar Table Manners

Do caterpillars have table manners? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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