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Posts tagged caterpillars

April 12, 2016

 

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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

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

October 1, 2015

 

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Tapping Caterpillars 

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

March 27, 2015

 

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Stinging Caterpillars

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

October 31, 2011

 

This caterpillar was probably having a pretty good day until these wasp larvae erupted through its 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

 

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

 

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

 

Buzz Off!

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

September 15, 2008

 

The Special Relationship Between Ants and Lycaenid Butterflies

Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.

April 3, 2008

 

Caterpillar Table Manners

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

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