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Amphibious Caterpillars Found

Researchers in Hawaii have found several species of moth whose caterpillars can live both under water and on land, making them unique among insects.

Biologists Daniel Rubinoff and Patrick Schmitz of the University of Hawaii observed the caterpillars of 12 species of moth living equally well under water and on dry rocks away from streams. All the species are members of the genus Hyposmocoma, a type of moth unique to Hawaii…