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Is This Caterpillar Trying to Look Like a Velvet Worm?

A team of researchers from Western University in Ontario reports the discovery of velvet worms living in tree mosses in Amazonian cloud forest in Ecuador as well as a caterpillar of unknown species that they propose to be a Batesian mimic of the velvet worm.

A Varied Diet can be Dangerous for Caterpillars

For caterpillars, having a well-rounded diet can be fraught with peril. UC Irvine and Wesleyan University biologists have learned that caterpillars that feed exclusively on one or two plant species […]

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