MothBusters: Testing a Common Myth About a Small Butterfly
A common gardener's tip suggests that the imported cabbageworm butterfly (Pieris rapae, also known as the "cabbage white") can be deterred with an artificial mimic. But does it really work?
Citizen Science Project Wants YOU to Collect Cabbage White Butterflies
By Anne Espeset This past summer a few graduate students, including Sean Ryan (University of Notre Dame) and Anne Espeset (University of Nevada, Reno), launched The Pieris Project, a citizen […]
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 […]