Caterpillars Feeding on Exploding Touch-Me-Not Seed Pods | BBC Earth


These caterpillar are close to extinction, and their Touch-Me-Nots based diet doesn’t help them.

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  1. my parents have woods behind their home with touch-me-nots and when it rains they explode and its cool to hear them do it

  2. Ja, das kenne ich aus meiner Kinderzeit. Wir hatten vorallem die dicksten Bohnen berührt. Die explodierten am besten. LG aus Deutschland

  3. I am more interested on the camera they were using than the cute caterpillars flung to the air… The details!

  4. Here in Canada these caterpillars are not extinct. Always thought they were inch worms though , and our touch me plants grow along rivers and mostly come in orange not yellow.


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