Hello! My name is Ms. Larson. Please travel with me to New Orleans to study Climate Change and Caterpillars!

Monday, April 19, 2010

One of the reasons we are going to study caterpillars is because they are a large factor in the food web in the bayou. Caterpillars are herbivores and they eat the leaves on trees and other plants. The caterpillars then have a variety of parasitoids that affect them. Find out one parasitoid for a caterpillar and how it affects them.

www.bugguide.net

-is a good resource to find information and images of bugs.


When there is a large disturbance (such as Hurricane Katrina) this may affect the plants, caterpillars, and/or their parasitoids. We are gathering data to show evidence for changes in amounts of caterpillars and their parasitoids.

What is another example of when food chains have been affected or disturbed?

7 comments:

  1. -I think that wild fires can affect a food chain. (ashlee D)

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  2. Haiti with the earthquake.
    Ha'waii with the tsunamis.

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  3. That caterpillar looks wierd ! (:
    Hope You Have Fun Mrs. Larson
    -Jenny C. R.

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  4. do i really gotta do this

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  5. this a cool pictu

    craig conkel
    aka
    craigy light

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  6. Did you have fun with the caterpillars???

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