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image: Image of the Day: Whistling Caterpillar

Image of the Day: Whistling Caterpillar

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Nessus sphinx hawkmoth larvae make alarm calls using mechanics similar to rocket engines. 


image: An Olfaction Odyssey

An Olfaction Odyssey

By Megan Scudellari | October 1, 2013

Thanks to a book, a war, and a big green caterpillar, John Hildebrand found himself mapping the exquisite and surprising wiring of the insect olfactory system.


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