February 18, 2016


Anyone who’s had the pleasure of seeing them in their garden knows Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) moths are special. I was first introduced to hummingbird moths by my mother, who often sees them nectaring at flowers in my parents’ yard in Pennsylvania. Like ma...

January 6, 2016


ProLOGUE (Ha, Ha) / Disclaimer


Last month, when I wrote a post all about the osmeterium, I asked for suggestions regarding other anatomy you’d like to learn about. One request was for information about “hydraulics of prolegs.” I’ve been reading up on prolegs for weeks...

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