Word of the day: Synanthropic
(The word of the day is a random word on a random page of the Torre-Bueno Glossary of Entomology)
Synanthropic, associated with and living with man, in his dwellings, other building, or produce.
This word refers to non-domesticated creatures such cockroaches, house flies, larder beetles, etc… things that are cosmopolitan pests, well adapted to living alongside humans in their homes and food storage.
I guess you could say the caterpillars we rear in the lab are synanthropic against their will.