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Tomatoes turn caterpillars into cannibals

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1 Tomatoes turn caterpillars into cannibals on Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:31 pm


Caterpillars are not fussy eaters. They can eat the leaves of plants or turn on each other when food runs out. Tomato plants can switch on this cannibalistic instinct in caterpillars by making their leaves taste foul, finds a study in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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