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cat·er·pil·lar

(kat'er-pil'er),
The wormlike larval stage of a butterfly or a moth.
[M.E. catirpeller, fr. O.Fr. cate, cat, + pelose, hairy]

caterpillar

(kăt′ər-pĭl′ər, kăt′ə-)
n.
1. The wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth.
2. Any of various insect larvae similar to those of the butterfly or moth.

cat·er·pil·lar

(kat'ĕr-pil-ĕr)
The wormlike larval stage of a butterfly or a moth.
[M.E. catirpeller, fr. O.Fr. cate, cat, + pelose, hairy]

caterpillar

the larva of any butterfly or moth (Lepidoptera).
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Currently, sequencing the diversity of the 16S rRNA gene in Bihar hairy caterpillar guts using NGS technology is one of the easiest and more cost effective tools available for characterizing the microbial communities associated with Bihar hairy caterpillar gut.
The susceptibility of the variety together with a favorable microclimate during the growing season resulted in 2 to 3 outbreaks of jute hairy caterpillar that nullified the late management approaches initiated by the farmers.
Few arthropods remained unaffected i.e., field crickets, cockroaches, hairy caterpillars and ground beetles.
vermiculata supported the results of these models; plucked caterpillars were far less protected than unplucked, hairy caterpillars ([X.sup.2] = 14.93, df = 2, P = 0.001; [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED]).
However, mean population percentage of insect pests during 2007 and 2008 indicates the highest percentage for Hairy caterpillar followed by Jujube beetle, Jassid, Gray weevil and Thrips on White Kherol, whereas, Golden Gola was severely infested and showed maximum percentage with Leaf roller followed by Hairy caterpillar, Thrips, Jujube beetle and Jassid (Figure 2A and 2B).
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