Yellow and black caterpillar crawling on a leaf in a green background
Virus Alters Caterpillars’ Vision to Trick Them into Climbing
A study finds that a baculovirus that infects cotton bollworm larvae changes the expression of genes involved in light perception, driving them to seek heights that could favor viral transmission.
Virus Alters Caterpillars’ Vision to Trick Them into Climbing
Virus Alters Caterpillars’ Vision to Trick Them into Climbing

A study finds that a baculovirus that infects cotton bollworm larvae changes the expression of genes involved in light perception, driving them to seek heights that could favor viral transmission.

A study finds that a baculovirus that infects cotton bollworm larvae changes the expression of genes involved in light perception, driving them to seek heights that could favor viral transmission.

parasitism
Mistletoe Lacks Key Energy-Generating Complex
Shawna Williams | May 3, 2018
The parasitic plant manages to go without a component of mitochondria found in all other multicellular life forms.
Parasite-Pathogen Partnership
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 7, 2016
Parasitic mites that transmit a honey bee-infecting virus may benefit from spreading the pathogen, a study shows.
Behavior Brief
Catherine Offord | Feb 11, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Behavior Brief
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 2, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Parasites Can Increase Cannibalism
Jenny Rood | Mar 20, 2015
A microscopic invader ramps up the tendency of adult Irish river shrimp to eat their young.
From Parasites to Protectors
Dan Cossins | Sep 9, 2013
Socially parasitic ants can serve as protective symbionts for their fungus-growing hosts in the face of attacks by predatory raiding species.
 
Ladybug Zombies
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 31, 2011
Wasps inject their larvae into ladybug abdomens, where they feast on the bugs’ insides.
Behavior Brief
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 21, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research