Cannibalistic Caterpillars (Utetheisa ornatrix; Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) Fail to Differentiate between Eggs on the Basis of Kinship

James F. Hare, Thomas Eisner
1995 Psyche: A Journal of Entomology  
Utetheisa ornatrixlarvae, in exercising egg cannibalism, do not discriminate between kin and nonkin. Under natural conditions this may not be a handicap, partly because the larvae hatch largely in synchrony and do not immediately upon emergence engage in cannibalism.
doi:10.1155/1995/84147 fatcat:tpetrzwmnjg63eqxketw5zb57m