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2014-04-16 23:06:46

In less than 20 hours, Caterpillar Inc.’s new “jumbo Jenga™” video gathered more than 166,000 views on YouTube and generated a flood of fan email. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 In less than 20 hours, Caterpillar Inc.’s new “jumbo Jenga™” video gathered more than 166,000 views on YouTube and generated a flood of fan email. The two-minute video, titled "Stack," pits five Cat machines, including Excavators and Telehandlers, against a mountain of...

2014-04-15 23:03:18

Innovative Green Technologies ("IGT") Announces Strategic Partnership Agreement with Empire Southwest Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Innovative Green Technologies (IGT) is proud to announce a new strategic partnership agreement with Empire Southwest effective April 8, 2014. Empire Southwest is one of the largest Caterpillar® heavy equipment and engine dealers in North America and boasts a territory that includes the state of Arizona, southeastern California and...

2014-04-15 23:02:36

Caterpillar Inc. premiered a subtle but significant shift in its brand image in the first of a series of short films featuring the Built For It™ Trials. A preview of the two-minute film, initially offered exclusively through media partner, Cygnus Business Media, positions Caterpillar as a problem solver with a sense of humor and theater. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Caterpillar Inc. premiered a subtle but significant shift in its brand image in the first of a series...

Skipping Meals May Affect Butterfly Wing Size And Coloration
2014-04-04 14:22:08

PLOS Two days without food for larvae may contribute to pale coloration, smaller butterfly wings High food stress may impact wing size and coloration—both indicators of migratory success—in monarch butterflies, according to results published April 2, 2014, in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Haley Johnson from University of Jamestown and colleagues. Monarch butterflies migrate long distances according to the seasons every year. Because this requires so much energy, they...

2014-03-27 12:31:47

CHICAGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America announced today that the Caterpillar Foundation is committing $1.5 million to help bring more food to people in need in dozens of communities across the country. In all, 35 local Feeding America food banks will receive grants to help ensure a steady stream of food - including more fresh produce - to those struggling with hunger in the communities they serve. A portion of the donation will also go towards helping...

2014-03-04 12:28:06

Name change reflects growth opportunities in industries Caterpillar is well-positioned to serve LAS VEGAS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has announced a name change of its former Power Systems segment to Energy & Transportation. The new segment name was announced today at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, the largest construction equipment tradeshow in North America. "Global economic growth will drive increasing demand for energy and transportation during the...

Apanteles albanjimenezi
2014-02-25 07:59:21

Pensoft Publishers An inventory of wild-caught caterpillars, its food plants and parasitoids, has been going on for more than 34 years in Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), a protected area of approximately 1200 km2 in northwestern Costa Rica. As a result, more than 10,000 species of moths and butterflies are estimated to live in ACG. Their caterpillars are in turn attacked by many parasitoid wasps, also numbering thousands of species. However, most of those wasps have never been...

Kamehameha butterfly
2014-02-24 09:59:12

[ Watch the Video: Saving the Kamehameha Butterfly ] University of Hawaii at Manoa The Kamehameha butterfly is the state insect of Hawaii and one of two butterflies native to the 50th state. It’s a little smaller than a monarch butterfly. “They’re basically an orange, a kind of deep orange, sometimes almost a rosy, a pinkish hue and they have these white spots on them,” said Will Haines, a University of Hawaii at Manoa researcher from the Department of Plant and Environmental...

2014-02-18 08:35:31

PEORIA, Ill., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will offer a listen-only, audio webcast of its annual meeting with financial analysts and institutional shareholders, to be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. Caterpillar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Oberhelman and members of Caterpillar's Executive Office will provide a review of Caterpillar's business and enterprise...

Microcosm Of Biodiversity In New Plant Species
2014-02-10 10:21:53

Pensoft Publishers Biologists working in the Andes mountains of Ecuador have described a new plant species, a wild relative of black pepper, that is in itself a mini biodiversity hotspot. The new species, Piper kelleyi, is the sole home of an estimated 40-50 insect species, most of which are entirely dependent on this plant species for survival. This discovery is part of a larger project which focuses on the influence of plant-produced chemical compounds on biodiversity. The study was...


Latest Caterpillar Reference Libraries

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2009-04-28 21:01:20

The Argema mittrei, more commonly known as the Comet or Moon Moth, is an endangered species. It is a native of Madagascar and that is the only place where one can observe them in the wild. This large silk moth can be bred in captivity and is one of the world's largest moths. Males have an average wing span of nearly 8 inches and a tail span of almost 6 inches. The lifespan of an adult moth is only 4-5 days and they are capable of reproduction from day 1. Their cocoons are uniquely...

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2008-08-06 17:51:14

The Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribonia), also known as the Eyed Tiger Moth, is a moth of the Arctiidae family. It is distributed throughout the southern and eastern United States from New England to Mexico. This species has a wingspan of 3 inches. The wings are bright white with a pattern of neat black blotches, some hollow and some solid. The abdomen is dark blue with orange markings. The male has a narrow yellow line on the sides. Its legs have black and white bands. Adult moths...

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2005-09-09 09:12:45

A caterpillar is the larval form of a lepidopteran (a member of the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). Caterpillars are characterized by their long segmented bodies and many sets of "legs". They eat voracious leaf eaters and grow rapidly, During growth the caterpillar will shed its skin four to five times before pupating into its adult form. Caterpillars have six true legs (being hexapods) on the thorax, up to four pairs of prolegs on the middle segments of the abdomen, and...

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2005-09-09 07:48:01

The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae common throughout Europe. It is often found in meadows or open, hilly areas. Its wingspan is 3 to 3.5 cm. The wings or the male are iridescent blue with a white fringe. The female is usually brown with orange spots on the outer edges of the wing. In some areas the females have a blue coloration to the wings. The undersides of both sexes have a pattern of white, black and orange spots. The caterpillar is...

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2005-09-08 12:27:59

PHOTO CAPTION: Elachista rufocinerea (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The Elachistidae are a family of Lepidoptera (moths). Their larvae have a wide variety of habits including leaf tiers, seed borers, and leaf or stem miners. The Emperor Gum Moth (Opodiphthera eucalypti) is a species native to Australia, and can be easily found in all the states except for Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. Eggs The eggs are laid on a leaf either singly or several in a row usually on...

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