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Caterpillars swarm Indonesia's Bali

Swarms of caterpillars which can cause skin rashes have invaded the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, an official said Wednesday, but tourist areas have not been affected so far.

dateApr 13, 2011 in Ecology
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Global warming may reroute evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, altering the course of plant evolution, research at the University of Michigan ...

dateFeb 16, 2011 in Evolution
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Insects that deter predators produce fewer offspring

Scientists studied the defences used by caterpillars that transform into large white butterflies, called Pieris brassicae. The insects regurgitate semi-digested cabbage leaves to make them smell and taste unpleasant to predators. ...

dateJan 25, 2011 in Ecology
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