Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here’s What Happened
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Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here’s What Happened

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A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak hide caption

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Dozens of scientists recently glued fake green caterpillars onto plants around the world, in a unique study to see how the caterpillars’ risk of getting eaten varied from pole to pole.

Any ant, slug, lizard, bird or beetle that attacked the soft clay caterpillars left telltale bite marks that were later analyzed by a lab in Finland.

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Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here's What Happened

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