February 12, 2016


We’re going to end this week’s celebration of winter survivalist caterpillars with a bonanza of three different species!


First, Euchlaena (species unknown). These caterpillars may overwinter in the leaf litter or attached to their host plant—scientists are unsure. In...

February 9, 2016


It’s 19 degrees and snowing in my New Hampshire backyard right now. It’s tough to imagine that we’ll begin holding open hours at the lab in less than two months! At moments like this, live caterpillars feel distant. Their winter existence and survival seem so unlikely...

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