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Student Spotlight: Riley Gott

Riley Gott began his doctoral studies in August 2022 studying the taxonomy and systematics of the primarily Neotropical butterfly genera … Continued

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“Butterfly Moths”

Although the name sounds a little strange, there is a whole family of tropical moths called “Butterfly Moths.” Moths of … Continued

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Staff Updates

The McGuire Center recently welcomed two staff members into new positions. Yi-Ming Weng is a new postdoctoral research associate of … Continued

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As fall approaches, we look forward to cooler weather and more time outdoors to enjoy nature. Searching for caterpillars is … Continued

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Visiting Researchers

The McGuire Center hosts numerous visiting researchers throughout the year. With the easing of travel restrictions, the past two months … Continued

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New Staff Profiles

With the arrival of spring, we feature two of our latest hires who play key roles in maintaining the steady … Continued

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Secret Morphology

Lepidoptera species generally have different wing patterns which help identify them. Nevertheless, look-alikes and plain colored species can be a … Continued