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Eric Carle stands with large cutout of the iconic image from his children's book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Mass. Jonathan Wiggs/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Eric Carle Brought Light and Color To Our Lives

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A plasticine caterpillar glistens with moisture while awaiting potential predator attacks in the forest of Tai Po Kau, Hong Kong. Chung Yun Tak/Science hide caption

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Scientists Glued Fake Caterpillars On Plants Worldwide. Here's What Happened

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A fall armyworm — actually a caterpillar — takes a bite out of corn and other crops. Jayne Crozier/Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International hide caption

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It Came From The Americas — And It's Bad News For Africa

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A Caterpillar excavator operates on a construction site in Miami Beach, Fla. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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When Caterpillar Leaves Peoria, What Will Become Of The Town?

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