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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Carnivorous Caterpillars in the Post-Fall World

Way out yonder in Hawaii, they have themselves a few carnivorous caterpillars. These moth larvae in this isolated area are the only ones known to essentially hunt for other insects. But in an originally very good world at creation, how did this behavior come about?


Carnivorous caterpillars and other creatures appear designed to be predatory. Evolution cannot adequately explain this, but creationists have ideas to present.
Credit: Clker clipart
There are other critters that display unexpected carnivory and rather anti-social behaviors that appear to have been designed for such purposes.This does not fit evolutionary models because it appears that genetic patterns have been modified but no new genetic information has been added. Biblical creationists know that there is some explaining to do regarding this predation, drawing from the Bible (including the meanings of Hebrew words), and non-aggressive behaviors (such as vegetarian eating habits in carnivores).
Carnivorous caterpillars are some of the more intriguing insects found in Hawaii. While there are more than a thousand species of Eupithecia moths worldwide, the caterpillars of only six of them — all found in Hawaii — are known to be carnivorous.

These caterpillars attach one end of themselves to the surface of a plant and lie in ambush. When an unsuspecting insect comes along and brushes against the bristles on the lower half of the caterpillar’s body, it instinctively whips around and catches its prey with its claw-like ‘legs’.
To bite into the rest of the article, click on "Killer caterpillar with ‘sting’ in its tail".

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