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Control caterpillars: Apply Bacillus thuringiensis (known as BT) to control caterpillars on cool-season vegetables and bedding plants.
Vividly striped caterpillars feeding on parsley, carrots, Queen Anne’s lace or dill transform to black swallowtail butterflies after metamorphosis.
White caterpillars were plentiful last fall, which should have signaled a high amount of snowfall, but that never happened.
Year-round, mournful dusky-wings are common; their caterpillars eat oak leaves.
Cochran-Teeter stores caterpillars and butterflies inside four tanks.
Not yucca moths: because their caterpillars depend on the continued existence of Joshua trees and their tasty seeds, the yucca moth’s pollination is an active act of survival.
The chance to work on a short film about a baby caterpillar, using computer animation tools for the first time, reignited his passion, according to the documentary.
His plantings included several varieties of milkweed, the preferred food of monarch caterpillars.
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Origin and Etymology of caterpillar
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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