Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Tiger Moth

Tiger moth, Grammia geneura.
The Grammia geneura or “wooly bear” caterpillar sacrifices food quality to imbibe a
witches’ brew of toxins from various plants to make itself unpalatable to predators and
resistant to parasitoids. [AmNat PDF]

Image: Biosparite.

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  1. #1 ann
    August 31, 2008

    We have a tiger moth caterpillar in a cage and want to know what leaves it eats.

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