Crawling with Diversity
- Caterpillar Vomits to Gross Out Enemies. // Current Science;5/4/2007, Vol. 92 Issue 16, p14
The article presents information about a recent study, in which it was found that silk moth caterpillars regurgitate a brown fluid when they are attacked.
- Nightlife of Social Caterpillars. Fitzgerald, Terrence D. // Natural History;Feb2001, Vol. 110 Issue 1, p38
Describes the nightlife of madrone caterpillars. Significance of the ability of the madrone caterpillars to adapt to cold conditions; Importance of social grouping on the survival of madrone caterpillars; Functions of madrone caterpillar nests; Eating habits of madrone caterpillars.
- A Catalog of Caterpillars. Hofmann, Kate // Ranger Rick;May2008, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p3
Information about caterpillars is presented.
- DID YOU KNOW? // Scholastic News -- Senior Edition;10/15/2001, Vol. 70 Issue 7, p2
Provides information on the behavior of caterpillars.
- FULLY SILK. // Ralph;Jan2007, p24
The article focuses on the invasion of caterpillars in Uppsala, Sweden. Students discovered caterpillars had taken over the town. A local resident had been watching the little bugs invade the city and did nothing about it. Although the critters cocooned everything in sight, few made it into the...
- Bumper to bumper. R. A. // Natural History;Apr94, Vol. 103 Issue 4, p100
Pictures a six-yard train of processionary caterpillars, also known as bag-shelter moth larvae, marching head to tail across the Australian outback. How the caterpillars form a long train; Where they spend the day; The chemical irritants in the hairs on their bodies.
- Butterfly wrangling in Louisiana. Ross, Gary Noel // Natural History;May95, Vol. 104 Issue 5, p36
Focuses on butterfly populations that thrive in Louisiana. Behavior of various butterfly colonies; Process of metamorphosis; Mating behavior; How the cattle increase the likelihood of survival for the butterflies; Efforts of caterpillars to survive in a hostile environment.
- Three new species of Fancy Case caterpillars from threatened forests of Hawaii (Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigidae, Hyposmocoma). Kawahara, Akito Y.; Rubinoff, Daniel // ZooKeys;2/22/2012, Vol. 170, p1
The endemic Hawaiian moth genus Hyposmocoma includes 348 described species and perhaps twice as many that remain undescribed. The genus is unusual within Lepidoptera in that its larvae create distinctive silk cases in which they perambulate while protected and camouflaged. An extraordinary...
- Animal behaviour: Clumping caterpillars. // Nature;9/12/2013, Vol. 501 Issue 7466, p138
The article discusses research on the clumping behavior of caterpillars, with reference to a study by John Terblanche and colleagues, published in "The Journal of Experimental Biology" in 2013.