Real-Life Smoking Caterpillar Uses Nicotine as Defense

December 30, 2013 8:00 PM

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Real-Life Smoking Caterpillar Uses Nicotine as Defense

Ripped from the pages of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," scientists have discovered a smoking caterpillar of sorts.

While this find may not push Alice's hookah-smoking insect from its psychedelic pedestal, this caterpillar is pretty snazzy, as it can use nicotine to ward off hungry wolf spiders.

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