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  Vegetable caterpillar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vegetable caterpillars are the result of infection of large underground caterpillars by a fungus of the genus Cordyceps.
Vegetable caterpillars have long been valued as traditional Chinese medicine, being regarded as having an excellent balance of yin and yang (through being apparently both animal and vegetable).
The fungus infects the caterpillars of ghost moths (Thitarodes).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vegetable_caterpillar   (268 words)

 Insect Management in the Home Garden
In areas where wireworms are known to be a problem, it may be necessary to apply a granular insecticide to the prepared soil, "rototill" or spade it in to a depth of 6 inches, and water the plot thoroughly.
The caterpillars are bright yellow and green and grow to be about 1 1/2 inches long.
The caterpillars are dark-headed and are pinkish-white or greenish in color and their bodies reach 3/4 inch in length when mature.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /VH036   (6014 words)

 Vegetable Oil Fuels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Vegetable oil fuels couldn't complete with cheap petroleum then, and the research was terminated.
All of the vegetable oils were lower than diesel fuel in cetane rating and, for six oils, the cetane rating could not be measured using the standard test.
Vegetable oils are still much more expensive than diesel fuel, but the price gap is expected to close.
www.ag.uiuc.edu /~stratsoy/ispob_db/lor_html/20.html   (690 words)

 saltmarsh caterpillar - Estigmene acrea (Drury)
Saltmarsh caterpillar's peculiar common name is derived from initial description as a pest of salt-grass hay grown in the vicinity of Boston.
Saltmarsh caterpillar larvae frequently are parasitized, particularly by tachinids (Diptera: Tachinidae).
Consumption of sugarbeet foliage by the saltmarsh caterpillar.
creatures.ifas.ufl.edu /veg/leaf/saltmarsh_caterpillar.htm   (1303 words)

 Caterpillar Control   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Caterpillars are immature insects (larva) that become moths or butterflies as adults.
Most caterpillars feed on plants of some kind, some are pests of stored grain (Mediterranean flour moth, indian meal moth), some feed on wool and hair (the clothes moth), and some are pests in gardens and yards.
Caterpillar damage on leaves is unsightly, but, unless plants are small when they are attacked, there is often little long term harm.
www.homestead.com /ipmofalaska/files/caterpillars.html   (1279 words)

 SVO Straight Vegetable Oil Diesel Conversion Kit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The idea to use pure, natural vegetable oil (also known as salad oil) as a fuel for diesel engines is as old as the diesel engine itself.
Vegetable oil is a foodstuff and usually not subject to a mineral oil tax.
Vegetable oil is a natural product and an inexpensive alternative to conventional diesel fuel.
www.svo-kit.com   (852 words)

 Vegetable Project - IPM - UMass Extension
A method that uses small quantities of vegetable oil mixed with Bacillus thuringiensis, applied directly to the silks to create a barrier inside the silk channel, gives organic growers a means to control this pest corn throughout the season.
Newly hatched caterpillars move rapidly into the silk channel, which is enclosed by the top of the husk.
Vegetable oil that is applied directly to the tip of each ear coats all the silks down inside the silk channel, and kills larvae as they enter.
www.umass.edu /umext/ipm/ipm_projects/vegetable/caterpillar_control_in_organic_sweet_corn.html   (1983 words)

 EPOW Ecology Picture of the Week - Vegetable Caterpillar
You are looking at a caterpillar that has been literally eaten from the inside out by a parasitic fungus called a "vegetable caterpillar." We are on tiny, remote Ulva Island, which is a boat ride from Stewart Island, which itself is south of South Island, New Zealand.
The Chinese prize vegetable caterpillars (especially the Asian species Cordyceps sinensis) for their medicinal use.
Vegetable caterpillars are becoming increasingly confined to remote stands of relatively old and undisturbed forest, which provide habitat for the host moths.
www.taos-telecommunity.org /epow/EPOW-Archive/archive_2003/EPOW-030428.htm   (357 words)

 Eastern Tent Caterpillars - Printer Friendly
Small trees hosting large numbers of caterpillars can easily be defoliated, in which case the caterpillars may move to another tree, make a new nest and continue to feed.
Eggs are laid in a dark, shiny mass on small twigs of the tree the caterpillars fed on or similar trees nearby.
The mature eastern tent caterpillar is a large, hairy, dark-colored caterpillar with a yellow stripe down the center of its back.
lancaster.unl.edu /hort/Articles/2004/EasternTentCaterpillarDoc.shtml   (561 words)

Caterpillars of the Cabbage moth cause damage by feeding on the hearts of brassica plants.
Feeding by caterpillars of the Diamond-back moth cause leaves to become silvery in appearance as they tend to feed solely on the underside of leaves without damaging the upper surface.
All treatments of Dursban WG to control caterpillars in brassica crops should be made using a water volume of 600 to 1000 litres per hectare of water and should always include an approved non-ionic wetter/spreader.
www.dowagro.com /uk/vegetable/caterpillar.htm   (752 words)

 Wired News: Vegetable-Based Fuels Steam Ahead
Researchers are continuing to modify the vegetable oil molecule, and they said it could be four years before the fluid is tested in a real engine.
The vegetable motor oil derivative would initially cost about $2 a gallon more than conventional oil, but it would be cheaper in the long run because it is biodegradable and does not harm the topsoil or water supplies, scientists said.
The vegetable oil would replace certain additives in motor oil that are used to prevent, for example, corrosion or the buildup of residue that can damage car filters or spark plugs.
www.wired.com /news/technology/0,1282,58185,00.html   (618 words)

 Common Caterpillar Pests of Vegetables Identification Keys
This section is an identification key to common caterpillar pests of vegetables.
Caterpillars, the immature forms of butterflies and moths, are common pests of vegetable crops.
Caterpillars attack plants throughout their development, and may attack almost any plant part, including stems, leaves and fruit.
entowww.tamu.edu /extension/insctans/identification/caterpillar_pests/couplet0.html   (54 words)

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uk.geocities.com /metabo814i/caterpillar-3208-vegetable-oil-conversion.htm   (487 words)

 Worldandnation: Hawaiian caterpillar likes snails
The caterpillar is the first ever observed to eat any kind of mollusk, researchers reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science.
The caterpillar "wedges its case next to or inside the snail shell and stretches much of its body out of the silk case, pursuing the retreating snail to the end of the shell from which there is no escape," Haines and Rubinoff report.
A few caterpillars have been found to eat scale and other small insects, but moving on to snails is a big shift, he said.
www.sptimes.com /2005/07/31/Worldandnation/Hawaiian_caterpillar_.shtml   (369 words)

 Insects - Why Not Eat Insects by Vincent M. Holt (1885) 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
I have pointed out before that we have Dr. Darwin's authority that the caterpillars of the sphinx moths, as eaten by the Chinese, are very palatable; and another traveller has told us that he found the caterpillars eaten by the Hottentots tasted like almond paste.
Its caterpillar, when full-grown, is one and a half inches in length, and, owing to its unpleasant habit of living upon his cabbages, of which it usually leaves nothing but skeleton leaves, is too well known to every gardener.
The foregoing remarks apply equally to the small white cabbage butterfly (Pontia, rapae), whose caterpillars are smaller, of a green colour, and velvety, having a stripe of yellow along the back, and spots of the same colour along the sides.
www.foodreference.com /html/artinsects7.html   (830 words)

 ARS and Industry Test New Vegetable Oils as Industrial Lubricants / March 26, 2001 / News from the USDA Agricultural ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Several newly developed vegetable oils--from soybeans, canola, corn, sunflower, lesquerella, and meadowfoam--could replace more expensive and less biodegradable synthetic chemicals for industrial uses, according to an ARS chemist in Peoria, Ill.
Rather than develop a final lubricant for a specific use, Erhan and her colleagues make simple chemical modifications to vegetable oils and test them for improvements before adding lubricating additives.
Caterpillar engineers are testing the performance of one of the ARS-developed base oils.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/pr/2001/010326.htm   (333 words)

 Saltmarsh Caterpillar, Estigmene acrea (Drury) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Arctiidae)
Eggs of the saltmarsh caterpillar, Estigmene acrea (Drury).
Intermediate stage of the saltmarsh caterpillar, Estigmene acrea (Drury).
Adults are fairly large moths, measuring 3.5 to 4.5 cm in wingspan, and are distinctive in appearance.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /IN375   (1540 words)

 Organic gardening: what does that organic gardening word mean?
Canker is a general term for a large group of different plant diseases, characterised by the appearance of small areas of dead tissue, which grow slowly, often over a period of years.
caterpillar-- the larva of a butterfly, moth, sawfly, or scorpionfly.
The vegetable plants are spaced in geometric patterns, much closer together than conventional row gardening.
www.basic-info-4-organic-fertilizers.com /organicgardening.html   (5827 words)

 Biodegradable Plant-Based Hydraulic Fluid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The scientists' challenge: making estolides in large enough quantities to be economically feasible for commercial manufacturers like Caterpillar, a heavy equipment manufacturer with headquarters in Peoria.
Caterpillar is testing the new biodegradable hydraulic fluid in cooperation with ARS and Lambent Technologies of Chicago, Illinois.
Researchers made estolides by breaking vegetable oils into their two main components: fatty acids and glycerin.
www.ars.usda.gov /is/AR/archive/nov98/oil1198.htm   (608 words)

 Discovery Channel :: News :: Strange Caterpillar Devours Snails
Flesh-eating caterpillars are extremely rare, and always prefer to eat other insects — never snails, which are mollusks.
The initial discovery of the snail-eating caterpillars came when Rubinoff placed a new Hawaiian moth caterpillar of the genus Hyposmocoma in a box and offered it algae, lichens and other vegetable food, the traditional fare of caterpillars on the rest of planet Earth.
To his disbelief, the caterpillar took out right after the snail and made a meal of it.
dsc.discovery.com /news/briefs/20050718/caterpillar.html   (541 words)

 Vegetable Project - IPM - UMass Extension
Each ear was scored for the number, size and kind of caterpillars, as well as the severity of damage and the point of entry of caterpillar that caused damage (through the side or tip of the ear).
Interestingly, the oil treatment not only reduced the damage from caterpillars that entered through the tip of the ear, but also significantly reduced the number of ears with husk damage and damage from side entry (Fig 3).
For this reason, it is important to utilize the IPM scouting techniques as well as both pre-silk foliar sprays and oiling of silks, as needed, to minimize damage from all of the possible caterpillar pests.
www.umass.edu /umext/ipm/ipm_projects/vegetable/bio_intensive_control_caterpillars_2000.html   (1233 words)

 Thistle caterpillar
View of thistle caterpillar showing the stout, spiny hairs on its body.
Thistle caterpillars spin a web, tying up the leaf where they are feeding.
The caterpillars are covered with stout, spiny hairs which give the caterpillar a prickly appearance.
www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu /aginfo/entomology/entupdates/General_Ag/thistle_cat.htm   (611 words)

 KPUA.net - KPUA Hawaii News - Hawaiian caterpillars found with a taste for escargot
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A type of caterpillar with a taste for escargot rather than the normal vegetable diet has been discovered in Hawaii.
Researchers report in tomorrow's issue of the journal Science that the caterpillar is the first ever observed to eat any kind of mollusk.
Hyposmocoma molluscivora, however, will not eat the green stuff even when the caterpillar is starving.
www.kpua.net /news.php?id=5799   (157 words)

 Museum Victoria [Forest Secrets] Plants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
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When the food supply is exhausted the fungus sends up a 'stem' to ground level which then produces the fertile fruiting bodies seen as cream coloured clubs on the left of the photo.
The mummified caterpillars (on the leaf) are shown with outer chiton skin intact.
www.museum.vic.gov.au /forest/plants/caterpillar.html   (72 words)

 Pushy Plants and Alien Animals: Credits
The caterpillar (larval stage of the butterfly) is about 1 inch long.
Adults emerge as early as March and lay eggs on the undersides of leaves.
The cabbage white caterpillar eats vegetable crops, including cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, and the leafy tops of turnips, radishes, and rutabagas.
www.naturalsciences.org /conservation/invasives/cabbagewhite.html   (307 words)

 SW Florida Vegetable Newsletter - Jan/Feb 2001
While the GHA strain of B. bassiana is effective against some lepidopteran pests, including diamondback moth in the field, vegetable crop damage typically results from the feeding activities of several caterpillar pest species.
Crawford said modern farmers are increasingly sensitive to the environmental consequences of their practices and have made large strides in preserving the earth's natural resources while harvesting its bounty to feed the nation and the world.
The melon (muskmelon and watermelon) tolerance is at EPA as is the fruiting vegetable (tomato, pepper).
hendry.ifas.ufl.edu /index_Jan-Feb2001.html   (5757 words)

 Ag Answers: Beet Armyworm Mobilizing in Ohio Vegetable Crops
Celeste Welty, an Ohio State University Extension entomologist, will educate growers on the caterpillar, how to identify it and control methods, during a presentation at the 2003 Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress.
The key to controlling the beet armyworm is to monitor the leaves on the plant beginning midsummer, Welty said.
The Ohio Fruit and Vegetable Growers Congress and trade show is intended to educate and inform vegetable growers, marketers, consultants and others in the industry on the latest research, legislation, production and marketing of fruits and vegetables throughout the region and Canada.
www.agriculture.purdue.edu /aganswers/story.asp?storyID=3201   (397 words)

 The impact of Fungi in the Environment and the Importance of Conservation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Other parasitic fungi, known as vegetable caterpillars, parasitise the larvae of underground moths, such as the Wattle Goat Moth.
The Lacy-stemmed Vegetable Caterpillar is interesting since it is most usually seen parasitising another Vegetable Caterpillar - the Antlered Vegetable Caterpillar Cordyceps robertsii when the antlers appear yellow.
It is very obvious that without the major action of fungi aided by bacteria and small invertebrates (such as worms, beetles and flies), the earth would soon become totally littered with dead plants and animals.
home.vicnet.net.au /~warringa/meetings_maj04.htm   (2583 words)

 USATODAY.com - Hawaiian caterpillar has unique taste   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
WASHINGTON — A type of caterpillar with a taste for escargot rather than the normal vegetable diet has been discovered in Hawaii.
A snail-eating caterpillar uses silk to pin its prey, entering the shell to eat the snail's soft flesh.
Indeed, only about one-tenth of 1% of caterpillars eat anything but vegetables.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-07-22-hawaii-caterpillar_x.htm?csp=34   (463 words)

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