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.
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.
Researchers designed a 10-cm long soft-bodied robot `GoQBot`, which copies caterpillar`s movements.
Caterpillars that masquerade as twigs are using clever strategies to outwit their predators.
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