Lepidoptera

moths inside hollow tree

Hollow trees host massive moth slumber parties

Unlike social insects such as bees and ants, moths are generally loners. So, when Florida Museum of Natural History lepidopterist Andrei Sourakov spotted a dozen glossy black Idia moths inside a hollow tree, he made a mental note. After he stumble...
Tom Emmel

Butterfly expert Thomas Emmel has died

The Florida Museum is shocked and saddened by the passing of Thomas Emmel, our colleague and friend, who died over the weekend, apparently from natural causes, while traveling in Brazil. Many of you have known Dr. Emmel for decades; others know hi...