Deep Look

The Pipevine Caterpillar Thrives in a Toxic Love Triangle

Season 8 Episode 10 | 5m 3s | Video has closed captioning.

The devilish caterpillars of the pipevine swallowtail butterfly *devour* the California pipevine, never mind that the plant is trying to poison them. Their butterfly moms don’t pollinate the pipevine in return, though. So, the vine traps unlucky gnats in its labyrinthine flowers to do the job.

Aired: 05/18/21

Rating: NR


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