Bangor Daily News
| by Aislinn Sarnacki

Herb Wilson, the Leslie Brainerd Arey Professor of Biosciences, emeritus, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article titled “Those flashy fall caterpillars aren’t as dangerous as you might think — well, most of them anyway.” This time of year, caterpillars are searching for food and shelter before winter sets in. “There are two ways that caterpillars get through Maine’s harsh winter,” Wilson told the BDN. “One way is the ‘freeze avoidance strategy,’ in which the animal produces a kind of antifreeze solution that prevents ice from forming inside their body. The other way is called the ‘freeze tolerant strategy,’ in which ice actually forms inside certain parts of the animal’s body.”

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