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Caterpillars are the larval stage of members of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). [1]

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Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

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Agronomy (Ancient Greek ἀγρός agrós 'field' + νόμος nómos 'law') is the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and land reclamation.

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Ahaetulla nasuta

The green vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta), also known as long-nosed whip snake, is a slender green tree snake found in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

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Amorpha juglandis

Amorpha juglandis (walnut sphinx) is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.

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Antheraea polyphemus

Antheraea polyphemus (polyphemus moth) is a North American member of the family Saturniidae, the giant silk moths.

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Anticoagulants, commonly referred to as blood thinners, are chemical substances that prevent or reduce coagulation of blood, prolonging the clotting time.

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Aposematism (from Greek ἀπό apo away, σῆμα sema sign) is a term coined by Edward Bagnall PoultonPoulton, 1890.

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Asthma is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs.

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Atopy is a predisposition toward developing certain allergic hypersensitivity reactions.

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Babylon (KA2.DIĜIR.RAKI Bābili(m); Aramaic: בבל, Babel; بَابِل, Bābil; בָּבֶל, Bavel; ܒܒܠ, Bāwēl) was a key kingdom in ancient Mesopotamia from the 18th to 6th centuries BC.

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Bacillus thuringiensis

Bacillus thuringiensis (or Bt) is a Gram-positive, soil-dwelling bacterium, commonly used as a biological pesticide.

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Betty Draper

Elizabeth "Betty" Hofstadt Francis (formerly Draper) is a fictional character on AMC's television series Mad Men, portrayed by January Jones.

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The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans.

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Binn (Walser German: Bìi) is a municipality in the district of Goms in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

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Biological pest control

Biological control or biocontrol is a method of controlling pests such as insects, mites, weeds and plant diseases using other organisms.

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Bleeding, also known as hemorrhaging or haemorrhaging, is blood escaping from the circulatory system.

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Bombyx mori

The silkworm is the larva or caterpillar or imago of the domestic silkmoth, Bombyx mori (Latin: "silkworm of the mulberry tree").

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The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals.

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Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths.

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Cabbage looper

The cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni) is a moth in the family Noctuidae, a family commonly referred to as owlet moths.

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Canton of Valais

The canton of Valais (Kanton Wallis) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland, situated in the southwestern part of the country, around the valley of the Rhône from its headwaters to Lake Geneva, separating the Pennine Alps from the Bernese Alps.

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Cartesianism is the philosophical and scientific system of René Descartes and its subsequent development by other seventeenth century thinkers, most notably Nicolas Malebranche and Baruch Spinoza.

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Ceratophaga vastella

Ceratophaga vastella, or the horn moth, belongs to the clothes moth family Tineidae and is noted for its larva's ability to feed on keratin from the horns and hooves of dead ungulates, and occasionally on dried fruit or mushrooms.

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Cinnabar moth

The cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) is a brightly coloured arctiid moth found in Europe and western and central Asia.

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Clothes moth

Clothes moth or clothing moth is the common name for several species of moth considered to be pests, whose larvae eat animal fibres (hairs), including clothing and other fabrics.

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A bleeding disorder (coagulopathy) is a condition that affects the way the blood clots.

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Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is inflammation of the outermost layer of the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelid.

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Cotton bollworm

Cotton bollworm is a problem in growing cotton.

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In ecology, crypsis is the ability of an animal to avoid observation or detection by other animals.

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The cuckoos are a family of birds, Cuculidae, the sole taxon in the order Cuculiformes.

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Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a group of diseases that results in inflammation of the skin.

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In biology, detritus is dead particulate organic material (as opposed to dissolved organic material).

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Dryas iulia

Dryas iulia (often incorrectly spelled julia),Lamas, G. (editor) (2004).

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The Epipyropidae comprise a small family of moths.

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Eruciform (literally: "caterpillar-shaped") is the entomological term describing a certain class of shapes of insect larvae.

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Eucalyptus L'Héritier 1789 (plural eucalypti, eucalyptuses or eucalypts) is a diverse genus of flowering trees and shrubs (including a distinct group with a multiple-stem mallee growth habit) in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae.

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Eupithecia is a large genus of moths of the family Geometridae.

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European pied flycatcher

The European pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) is a small passerine bird in the Old World flycatcher family.

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Forest tent caterpillar moth

The Forest tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma disstria) is a North American moth found throughout the United States and Canada, especially in the eastern regions.

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Francesco Redi

Francesco Redi (18 February 1626 – 1 March 1697) was an Italian physician, naturalist, biologist and poet.

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Geometer moth

The geometer moths are moths belonging to the family Geometridae of the insect order Lepidoptera, the moths and butterflies.

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Gonimbrasia belina

Gonimbrasia belina is a species of emperor moth which is native to the warmer parts of southern Africa.

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Greek language

Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά, elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα, ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

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Gynaephora groenlandica

Gynaephora groenlandica, the arctic woolly bear moth, is an erebid moth endemic to the high Arctic, specifically the Canadian archipelago and Greenland.

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Hebomoia glaucippe

Hebomoia glaucippe, the great orange-tip, is a butterfly belonging to the family Pieridae, that is the yellows and whites.

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Hemolymph, or haemolymph, is a fluid, analogous to the blood in vertebrates, that circulates in the interior of the arthropod body remaining in direct contact with the animal's tissues.

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A herbivore is an animal anatomically and physiologically adapted to eating plant material, for example foliage, for the main component of its diet.

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Hives, also known as urticaria, is a kind of skin rash with red, raised, itchy bumps.

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Hyles euphorbiae

Hyles euphorbiae (spurge hawk-moth) is a European moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Hymenoptera is a large order of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants.

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Hyposmocoma molluscivora

Hyposmocoma molluscivora is a Hawaiian moth whose larvae are predators, capturing snails in their silk, much like a hunting spider's web, and then crawling inside the snail's shell to eat it alive.

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robber fly eating a hoverfly An insectivore is a carnivorous plant or animal that eats insects.

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An instar (from the Latin "form", "likeness") is a developmental stage of arthropods, such as insects, between each moult (ecdysis), until sexual maturity is reached.

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Jan Goedart

Jan Goedart (also spelled Jan Goedhart or Jean Goedart, in Dutch most commonly Johannes Goedaert; 19 March 1617 (baptized) – 15 January 1668 (buried)) was a Dutch naturalist, entomologist and painter, famous for his illustrations of insects.

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Jan Swammerdam

Jan Swammerdam (February 12, 1637 – February 17, 1680) was a Dutch biologist and microscopist.

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Jeremiah (יִרְמְיָהוּ, Modern:, Tiberian:; Ἰερεμίας; إرميا meaning "Yah Exalts"), also called the "Weeping prophet", was one of the major prophets of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).

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Keratin is one of a family of fibrous structural proteins.

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The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs present in left and right sides of the body in vertebrates.

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Labrum (arthropod mouthpart)

The labrum is a flap-like structure that lies immediately in front of the mouth in almost all extant Euarthropoda.

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Laothoe populi

Laothoe populi (poplar hawk-moth) is a moth of the family Sphingidae.

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A larva (plural: larvae) is a distinct juvenile form many animals undergo before metamorphosis into adults.

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Larval food plants of Lepidoptera

Caterpillars (larvae) of Lepidoptera species (i.e. of butterflies and moths) are mostly (though not exclusively) herbivores, often oligophagous, i.e. feeding on a narrow variety of plant species (mostly on their leaves, but sometimes on fruit or other parts. Lepidopteran larvae often require specific species of food plants. It also makes some of them important pests in agriculture or forestry. The host plants have yet to be determined for some species. There is not always consensus among lepidopterists over the listing of suitable plants. Adult females normally lay their eggs on or near specific food plants (which often have to be abundant enough). Lepidopteran larvae can often be raised on a variety food plants and commercial mixtures. Closely related Lepidoptera tend to have similar food plant preferences. Many caterpillars sequester the toxins from their food plants and use them as a defense against predators. Though it is common for Lepidoptera to prefer a certain plant genus or family, some species feed on a narrow selection of unrelated taxa. The choice is unrelated to nectar plant preferences of adult Lepidoptera, which are much less strict.

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Leaf miner

A leaf miner is the larva of an insect that lives in and eats the leaf tissue of plants.

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Lepidoptera is an order of insects that includes butterflies and moths (both are called lepidopterans).

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Lepidopterism is an irritant contact dermatitis caused by irritating caterpillar or moth hairs coming into contact with the skin or mucosa.

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Lewis Carroll

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer.

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List of pests and diseases of roses

Roses (Rosa sp.) are susceptible to a number of pests, diseases and disorders.

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List of The Sopranos characters

The following is a listing of fictional characters from the HBO series The Sopranos.

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Locusts are certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae that have a swarming phase.

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The genus Lonomia is a moderate-sized group of fairly cryptic saturniid moths from South America, famous not for the adults, but for their highly venomous caterpillars, which are responsible for a few deaths each year, especially in southern Brazil, and the subject of hundreds of published medical studies.

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Lycaenidae is the second-largest family of butterflies (behind Nymphalidae, brush-footed butterflies), with over 6,000 species worldwide, whose members are also called gossamer-winged butterflies.

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Lymantria dispar

Lymantria dispar, the gypsy moth, are moths in the family Erebidae.

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Mad Men (season 3)

The third season of the American television drama series Mad Men premiered on August 16, 2009 and concluded on November 8, 2009.

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Mandible (insect mouthpart)

Insect mandibles are a pair of appendages near the insect’s mouth, and the most anterior of the three pairs of oral appendages (the labrum is more anterior, but is a single fused structure).

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Manduca quinquemaculata

Manduca quinquemaculata, the five-spotted hawkmoth, is a brown and gray hawk moth of the family Sphingidae.

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Manduca sexta

Manduca sexta is a moth of the family Sphingidae present through much of the American continent.

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Marcello Malpighi

Marcello Malpighi (10 March 1628 – 29 November 1694) was an Italian biologist and physician, who is referred to as the "Father of microscopical anatomy, histology, physiology and embryology".

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Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian (2 April 164713 January 1717) was a German-born naturalist and scientific illustrator, a descendant of the Frankfurt branch of the Swiss Merian family.

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Middle English

Middle English (ME) is collectively the varieties of the English language spoken after the Norman Conquest (1066) until the late 15th century; scholarly opinion varies but the Oxford English Dictionary specifies the period of 1150 to 1500.

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In evolutionary biology, mimicry is a similarity of one organism, usually an animal, to another that has evolved because the resemblance is selectively favoured by the behaviour of a shared signal receiver that can respond to both.

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Monarch butterfly

The monarch butterfly or simply monarch (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly (subfamily Danainae) in the family Nymphalidae.

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Monoculture is the agricultural practice of producing or growing a single crop, plant, or livestock species, variety, or breed in a field or farming system at a time.

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Moths comprise a group of insects related to butterflies, belonging to the order Lepidoptera.

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Mucous membrane

A mucous membrane or mucosa is a membrane that lines various cavities in the body and covers the surface of internal organs.

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Nemoria arizonaria

Nemoria arizonaria is a species of moth belonging to the family Geometridae.

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The Noctuidae, commonly known as owlet moths, cutworms or armyworms, is the most controversial family in the superfamily Noctuoidea because many of its clades are constantly changing, along with the other families of Noctuoidea.

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Old French

Old French (franceis, françois, romanz; Modern French: ancien français) was the language spoken in Northern France from the 8th century to the 14th century.

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Old Testament

The Old Testament (abbreviated OT) is the first part of Christian Bibles, based primarily upon the Hebrew Bible (or Tanakh), a collection of ancient religious writings by the Israelites believed by most Christians and religious Jews to be the sacred Word of God.

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Opodiphthera eucalypti

Opodiphthera eucalypti, the emperor gum moth, is a species of moth in the family Saturniidae native to Australia.

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The osmeterium is a defensive organ found in all papilionid larvae, in all stages.

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Osteochondritis is a painful type of osteochondrosis where the cartilage or bone in a joint is inflamed.

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Paper wasp

Paper wasps are vespid wasps that gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material.

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Perception (from the Latin perceptio) is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the presented information, or the environment.

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Pest (organism)

A pest is a plant or animal detrimental to humans or human concerns including crops, livestock, and forestry.

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Pest control

Pest control is the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities.

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Pesticides are substances that are meant to control pests, including weeds.

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Pine processionary

The pine processionary (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) is a moth of the family Thaumetopoeidae.

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Plant defense against herbivory

Plant defense against herbivory or host-plant resistance (HPR) describes a range of adaptations evolved by plants which improve their survival and reproduction by reducing the impact of herbivores.

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Wasps of the cosmopolitan genus Polistes (the only genus in the tribe Polistini) are the most familiar of the polistine wasps, and are the most common type of paper wasp in North America.

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Polybia is a genus of eusocial wasps ranging from Central to South America (Mexico to Brazil, Argentina).

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A proleg is a small, fleshy, stub structure found on the ventral surface of the abdomen of most larval forms of insects of the order Lepidoptera, though they can also be found on other larval insects such as sawflies and a few types of flies.

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A pupa (pūpa, "doll"; plural: pūpae) is the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation between immature and mature stages.

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Pyrrolizidine alkaloid

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), sometimes referred to as necine bases, are a group of naturally occurring alkaloids based on the structure of pyrrolizidine.

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René Descartes

René Descartes (Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: "Cartesian"; 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.

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Richard III (play)

Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written around 1593.

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San people

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Saturniidae, commonly known as saturniids, is a family of Lepidoptera with an estimated 2,300 described species.

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Sawflies are the insects of the suborder Symphyta within the order Hymenoptera alongside ants, bees and wasps.

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São Paulo

São Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil.

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Schizura concinna

Schizura concinna, the red-humped caterpillar, is a moth of the Notodontidae family.

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Sericulture, or silk farming, is the cultivation of silkworms to produce silk.

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In biology, setae (singular seta; from the Latin word for "bristle") are any of a number of different bristle- or hair-like structures on living organisms.

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Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles.

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Simple eye in invertebrates

A simple eye (sometimes called a pigment pit) refers to a type of eye form or optical arrangement that contains a single lens.

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Skin is the soft outer tissue covering vertebrates.

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Sociality is the degree to which individuals in an animal population tend to associate in social groups (Gregariousness) and form cooperative societies.

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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A spinneret is a silk-spinning organ of a spider or the larva of an insect.

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Suture (anatomy)

In anatomy, a suture is a fairly rigid joint between two or more hard elements of an organism, with or without significant overlap of the elements.

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Swallowtail butterfly

Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies in the family Papilionidae, and include over 550 species.

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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell is a book by the English poet and printmaker William Blake.

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The Sopranos (season 5)

The fifth season of The Sopranos aired on HBO from March 7 to June 6, 2004.

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The Test Dream

"The Test Dream" is the 63rd episode of the HBO television series The Sopranos and the 11th episode of the show's fifth season.

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Tony Soprano

Anthony John Soprano (born August 22, 1959) is a fictional character and the protagonist in the HBO television drama series The Sopranos (1999–2007), portrayed by James Gandolfini.

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Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard.

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Ungulates (pronounced) are any members of a diverse group of primarily large mammals that includes odd-toed ungulates such as horses and rhinoceroses, and even-toed ungulates such as cattle, pigs, giraffes, camels, deer, and hippopotami.

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Urticating hair

Urticating hairs or urticating bristles, i.e. irritating hairs, are one of the primary defense mechanisms used by numerous plants, almost all New World tarantulas, and various lepidopteran caterpillars.

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Utetheisa ornatrix

The bella moth, ornate moth or rattlebox moth is a moth of the Arctiidae family.

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Venomous Animals Venom is a form of toxin secreted by an animal for the purpose of causing harm to another.

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Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, is on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast.

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Virginia (officially the Commonwealth of Virginia) is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.

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William Blake

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker.

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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