Life Behind the Museum – Butterfly Caterpillars that Feed on Mistletoes
Christmas is almost here, and the season-appropriate songs are filling the radio waves and ears of last-minute shoppers. Among them … Continued
Life Behind the Museum – What’s the buzz?
The news in the Hymenoptera community of the UF Natural Area Teaching Lab (NATL) located behind the Museum: “Bidens, which … Continued
Life Behind the Museum – Homage to Butterfly Needles
Some call it “The Spanish Needle,” which, I suppose, invokes thoughts of pain and the Spanish Inquisition at the same … Continued
And thanks for all the … lilies.
Between our McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and the Harn Museum of Arts, we share a plaza with some interesting, I … Continued
Blood-sucking Moth Parasites
I know what you are going to say: “Moths have no blood.” That’s splitting hairs though—moths have liquid called hemolymph … Continued
Cats in a Tent – the sign of spring
I don’t know if immature moths feel as happy as kids do when they crowd together in a tent, but … Continued
Having Fun While Curating Collections – Swallowtails
Among the things that can make curating collections fun is coming across various biological phenomena. This week, I was sorting … Continued
On moths and mammals
When recently a squirrel attacked and devoured an imperial moth in my yard, I searched the internet and found a … Continued
What lurks in a hollow tree?
I’ve been called eccentric for sticking my hand blindly into tree holes while taking photos of the moths inside. My … Continued
Battle for Moths: Frogs vs. Geckos
The frogs and the geckos are well adapted to walking on glass. Windows present a perfect hunting ground for moths, … Continued