1:00pm

Fri September 9, 2011
Research News

A Virus That Affects Caterpillar Behavior

When infected by a virus known as baculovirus, gypsy moth caterpillars mysteriously climb for the treetops. They then die and scatter viral particles, infecting their comrades below. Entomologist Kelli Hoover discusses the insects' behavioral change and the benefits to the virus.

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