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Posts tagged caterpillars

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.

August 13, 2006

 

a wasp preying on a catepillar

Wasp Hounds

Do you shoo away wasps because you're afraid of a nasty sting? Well you can breathe a little easier now. Find out why!

May 24, 2004

 

Plants Arming Themselves

Imagine this scenario. You're a plant, and a butterfly lays its eggs on you. What do you do? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 21, 2003

 

Tapping Caterpillars

Did you know that caterpillars are territorial? Learn about the "Tapping Caterpillars" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Stinging Caterpillars

Everyone knows that bees and wasps, and even some ants, can sting; but how much do you know about stinging caterpillars?

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