Journal archives for September 2017

September 03, 2017

Acoustic Mimicry by Caterpillars

This was first noted by @eraskin on the Caterpillars of Eastern North America project, and I thought that it would be of interest to this group --

Check out this cool story from Scientific American about an aspect of caterpillar behavior that many of us may have never thought about: the sounds they produce. Want more details? The research described appears to build upon the scientist's University of Montana undergraduate thesis.

Click here to see observations of the species this research is based on, the walnut sphinx caterpillar (Amorpha juglandis), in Ontario.

Posted on September 03, 2017 16:41 by dkaposi dkaposi | 1 comment | Leave a comment