January 4, 2016



CATERPILLAR OF THE WEEK: I have an ulterior motive for appointing the Luna Moth caterpillar (Actias luna) this week’s Caterpillar of the Week, which will be revealed in an upcoming spotlight on caterpillar anatomy. Spoiler alert: that post will involve prolegs—and yo...

November 23, 2015


CATERPILLAR OF THE WEEK: From their early-instar gregarious cuddling habits to their late-instar rear ends stamped with smiley faces, promethea caterpillars (Callosamia promethea) indisputably rank among the most charming lepidoptera species.

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