From Mapping to Management: A Revision of Soybean Caterpillar Pest Information for U.S. Soybean
Lepidopteran pests of soybean are growing in importance in the U.S., and a pair of articles in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management provides updated guidance on biology, distribution, and management options for five leading caterpillar pests of soybean.
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.
Plants Respond to Caterpillar Sounds by Creating Defensive Chemicals
Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound, and that plants respond to wind and touch. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have determined that […]
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 […]