February 1, 2016

CATERPILLAR OF THE WEEK: This week’s caterpillar comes to us from artist Gail Schellinger. What an awesome creature she has created! We hope to post more caterpillar art as time goes on -- we love seeing all the different ways that caterpillars have inspired people.

 

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January 25, 2016

 

CATERPILLAR OF THE WEEK: Guess who???

 

Who can identify this winsome caterpillar by its setae?

 

Wondering what the heck setae (pronounced see-tee) are? Setae is a scientific word for bristly hairs, usually used in reference to invertebrates. Although I think we humans s...

December 21, 2015

 

CATERPILLAR OF THE WEEK:

There are few caterpillars as invested in the defense of their adult forms as the White-marked Tussock, Orgyia leucostigma. The elegant colored spines and hair pencils that make tussocks so distinct will aid in the protection of all subsequent...