April 3, 2016


Feralia jocosa - "The Joker" Mossy Sallow Moths. A very variable species.


These beauties are among the first moths that arrive at our lights each spring. The females will lay eggs if held for one night and soon we will be raising their equally stunning caterpillars in...

February 29, 2016


CATERPILLAR OF THE WEEK: The little-known and yet unmistakable Straight-lined Looper (Pseudeva purpurigera).


This was the caterpillar that started me down the road to founding The Caterpillar Lab. Early on in my caterpillar career, a friend brought me a very strange,...

August 10, 2015


CATERPILLAR OF THE WEEK: A leading candidate for "strangest in show," introducing Harrisimemna trisignata - the Harris's Three-spot caterpillar.


The Harris's Three-spot caterpillar is one of the very weirdest. From behind it resembles an alert jumping spider, actually...

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