Natural Predators of the Puss Caterpillar 9

Natural Predators of the Puss Caterpillar
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 2 March 2010, was last revised on 22 January 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(06). —————————————– Unraveling the Mystery Mother Nature’s Perfect Pesticide: As you probably know, puss caterpillars, larvae of the flannel moth (Megalopyge opercularis), are legendary for their potent stings. In fact, they are believed to ...

The Stinging Apparatus of the Puss Caterpillar

The Stinging Apparatus of the Puss Caterpillar
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 1 March 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(01). —————————————– The puss caterpillar’s verrucae The primary stinging apparatus of the puss caterpillar is vested in verrucae (warty projections adorned with sharp spines under a coat of ornamental hairs) that cover the entire ...
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