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Why Do Poisonous Caterpillars Jump?

To escape the Vietnamese heat, a caterpillar larvae leaps dozens of times a minute—without seeing where it’s going.

Astonishing Diversity Found Among Wasps That Prey on Caterpillars

A tiny wasp that lays its eggs in living caterpillars belongs to one of the most astoundingly diverse groups of insects on Earth. “It’s been estimated to have [50,000] to 60,000 species, which is about the same as all vertebrates — all fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles — which is a lot,” says University of…