Amazonian bird chicks mimic poisonous caterpillar to avoid detection
Low oxygen triggers moth molt
A new explanation for one of nature's most mysterious processes, the transformation of caterpillars into moths or butterflies, might best be described as breathless.
Termites' digestive system could act as biofuel refinery
One of the peskiest household pests, while disastrous to homes, could prove to be a boon for cars, according to a Purdue University study.
GoQBot: Caterpillars inspire new movements in soft robots (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have been examining the diverse behaviours of caterpillars to find solutions for the new generation of search and rescue soft robots.
Caterpillars aren't so bird brained after all
(PhysOrg.com) -- Caterpillars that masquerade as twigs to avoid becoming a bird's dinner are actually using clever behavioural strategies to outwit their predators, according to a new study.
When it's cool, female butterflies chase males in sex role reversal
If you want to be surrounded by females on the prowl, it pays to be cool, at least if you are a male butterfly.
Ritualized 'talking' in caterpillars evolved from walking (w/ Video)
Lost World Found in Papua New Guinea Volcano
Research on viral origins suggests new definition of virus may be needed
Birds time breeding to hit 'peak caterpillar'
When oaks burst into life in spring populations of oak-leaf-eating caterpillars boom: this offers a food bonanza for caterpillar-munching birds looking to raise a family.
How the Eastern tiger swallowtail got 'scary'
As butterflies go, the Eastern tiger swallowtail is pretty scary. Their caterpillars look more like stubby snakes, complete with a fake green head, faux black and yellow eyes, and an orange, forked, fleshy ...
Study suggests virus impacts caterpillar's phototactic response causing them to climb
Scientists trace nanoparticles from plants to caterpillars
In one of the most comprehensive laboratory studies of its kind, Rice University scientists traced the uptake and accumulation of quantum dot nanoparticles from water to plant roots, plant leaves and leaf-eating ...
Researchers find selective eaters less likely to be eaten
New research has found that dietary specialization among herbivores, specifically caterpillars, indicates whether or not they are better able to hide themselves from predators such as birds. The research ...