Caterpillars

Plants defend themselves while being eaten

Plants defend themselves while being eaten

Vegetarians please note! Next time when you chew upon your favourite lettuce, be a little more considerate.

May 22, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

Parasites created to fight caterpillars

The Department of Horticulture here has developed a parasite in its laboratory at nearby Thumbe to fight the menace caused by caterpillars, a senior official said.

Jul 30, 2014, 16:20 PM IST

Caterpillars in Tibetan mountains could hold key to new anti-inflammatory drugs

Caterpillar fungi (Cordyceps) - rare parasites found on hibernating caterpillars in the mountains of Tibet, are offering new hope for sufferers of asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, renal failure and stroke damage.

Nov 15, 2012, 22:05 PM IST

Caterpillars inspiring Next Gen robots

Researchers designed a 10-cm long soft-bodied robot `GoQBot`, which copies caterpillar`s movements.

Apr 27, 2011, 19:24 PM IST

Caterpillars inspiring Next Gen robots

Researchers designed a 10-cm long soft-bodied robot `GoQBot`, which copies caterpillar`s movements.

Apr 27, 2011, 19:24 PM IST

Caterpillars mimic twigs to fool predators

Caterpillars that masquerade as twigs are using clever strategies to outwit their predators.

Apr 05, 2011, 20:31 PM IST