Most caterpillars are harmless, but you don't want to take your chances.
You probably know that a brown recluse spider is poisonous. Well, brown recluse venom is both cytotoxic, meaning it can kill cells, and hemolytic, meaning it can destroy red blood cells. The extent of what this means if you’re bitten by a brown recluse varies. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
The vomeronasal system, a snake’s sixth sense. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Everyone knows that bees and wasps, and even some ants, can sting; but how much do you know about stinging caterpillars?
Did you know that frog venoms are becoming more and more prevalent in some of today's most vital medications? Find out more on this Moment of Science.