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The little-known world of caterpillars

The little-known world of caterpillars

An entomologist races to find them before they disappear.
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How are caterpillars and their poo making climate change worse?

Caterpillars are an unrecognised driver of carbon emissions, according to a new study.

Maine's itchy caterpillar plague is making summer worse
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Maine's itchy caterpillar plague is making summer worse

Climate change is keeping temperatures higher in the fall, setting up browntail-moth caterpillars to boom in summer. It's a significant health hazard.

What’s wrong with butterflies raised in captivity?
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What’s wrong with butterflies raised in captivity?

A study suggests that monarchs bred by enthusiasts were less fit than those that started as caterpillars in the wild.
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