Monday, 17 July 2017

Plants under attack can turn hungry caterpillars into cannibals

Date:  July 10, 2017
Source:  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Summary:  When does a (typically) vegetarian caterpillar become a cannibalistic caterpillar, even when there is still plenty of plant left to eat? When the tomato plant it's feeding on makes cannibalism the best option, report investigators.

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