Here's A Weirdly Inspirational Story Of Caterpillar Torture

Pine Processionary caterpillars are interesting little creatures. They go on long treks in single file lines. One day, a botanist decided to mess with them. What resulted was a strangely inspirational death march. » 6/19/14 7:15am 6/19/14 7:15am

How smoker's breath saved this caterpillar's life

Meet the tobacco hornworm, a caterpillar that regularly eats tobacco leaves loaded with nicotine. Research now shows this little bugger has a strange and unique defense against hungry spiders: It "puffs out" nicotine, creating a kind of toxic bad breath. » 12/30/13 1:20pm 12/30/13 1:20pm

We have absolutely no clue what built this crazy-complex structure

It's incredible, really. It features a central spire and an encircling picket-fence that's been reinforced by horizontal rails, and is strung together by a series of radially oriented guy wires. An impressive edifice at any scale, the structure measures less than 2 cm across. And here's the real kicker: nobody knows… » 9/03/13 8:00am 9/03/13 8:00am

I ate fried caterpillars—and so can you

This past week, I decided to try my hand at cooking a new meat: caterpillar. To my surprise, I found the caterpillars in question, waxworms, easy to cook and quite tasty. If you've been thinking about trying bug-eating yourself, this is a project you can try at home. » 6/09/13 3:00pm 6/09/13 3:00pm

This is not a caterpillar

It's shaped like a caterpillar. It's colored like a caterpillar. It even has what appear to be spines running along its back, a feature common in many species of caterpillars. But this is no caterpillar. » 3/26/12 8:40am 3/26/12 8:40am