Caterpillar /ˈkætərˌpɪlər/ is the common name for the larvae of members of the
order ... agricultural produce, whereas the moths are obscure and do no direct
harm. ... ...
The bristles, or setae, are a means of defense for many caterpillars. While the
bristles on some species do not cause irritation, others have urticating hairs that ...
Caterpillars have a segmented body consisting of a head, a thorax (with three
pairs of .... Caterpillars sense touch through tiny hairs (setae) that are all over the
They do not breathe through their mouths, but through a series of small tubules
along ... These caterpillars have spiny bristles or long fine hairs that will irritate ...
This page is devoted to urticating caterpillars, the pathology they cause and ...
caterpillars are adorned with microscopic dart hairs, or rigid bristles, or long and
... These hairs retain their urticating properties long after the caterpillars have
pupated. ... Planting tree species that do not attract infestations, when shade is
Jun 24, 2012 ... The fuzzy darlings of many a children's book do more than hang out on trees ...
Stinging caterpillars have urticating hairs — hollow bristles that ...
Apr 30, 2015 ... How do caterpillar hairs keep them from getting eaten? Closeup of an Eastern
Tent Caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum showing bristles on the skin. ... There
are a lot of caterpillars which have hairs which are modified to ...
Caterpillars are nicknamed “eating machines” since all they do is eat, eat and eat
! ... now and grown hair, have different colors, bristles, tufts called “pencils,” or ...
Aug 29, 2014 ... The Hickory Tussock Caterpillar is white and fuzzy, looking ... Hickory Tussock
caterpillars have bristles (hairs) that break off and stick into ... If the next day the
bird feels itchy or ill, does it remember what it ate the day before?
Sep 16, 2009 ... Some species of caterpillars have urticating hairs which can cause extreme
itching, skin ... How does one come into contact with the hairs?