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2010-04-14 06:40:00

The hair-like structures used by birch caterpillars to communicate warnings may have evolved from walking, researchers from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada have discovered. The research team, led by Dr. Jayne Yack from the university, published their findings in the Nature Communications journal. Their report was entitled "The evolutionary origins of ritualized acoustic signals in caterpillars" and was published in the April 12 issue. In the abstract accompanying their report, the...