Behavioral responses to mechano-sensory information in a soft-bodied terrestrial animal.

van Griethuijsen, Linnea.


  • Abstract: Caterpillars are the larval stage of Lepidoptera, which consists of butterflies and moths. Caterpillars were often seen as hydrostats, but recently researchers have realized that caterpillars do not function as such. Reasons are their body plan, lack of a fixed volume and the use of their substrate to transmit forces. These new insights have changed how we think about movement in ... read more
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