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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bag it! Plastic for Lunch

'Wax Worm' Moth  (Photo from PaDIL)
Humans are known to brown-bag their lunches.  Wax worms are known to plastic-bag theirs.

These caterpillars are not munching on sandwiches, but on the bags themselves.  Long called “wax worms” because of their tendency to thrive on beeswax, the little critters can “do damage to a plastic bag in less than an hour.”

This could be really good news for our environment.  Considering the “trillion polyethylene plastic bags that people use each and every year,” Planet Earth may certainly benefit from a hungry wax-worm brigade.


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