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Atlas moth

Attacus Atlas, Lepidoptera Collection Photo

The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is one of the largest moths in the world, with a wingspan of over 9.8 inches. Females are slightly larger than males. Like other moths in the family Saturniidae, adults do not have working mouth parts and only live for ...
Calisto hysius butterfly

Calisto hysius, Lepidoptera Collection Photo

Calisto hysius is a small butterfly endemic to the island of Hispaniola in the West Indies, with a wingspan of only 0.8 inches or 2 centimeters. While it ha...
Io moth

Automeris Io, Lepidoptera Collection Photo

The Io moth (Automeris io) is widespread in a great deal of eastern North America, and despite its diminishing population, is still one of the most recognized m...
This piece of pottery is from the Weeden Island series, the subject of Bullen Award winner Mark Donop's research. Florida Museum of Natural History photo by P. Payne

Winners of 2017 Austin and Bullen Awards announced

The Florida Museum of Natural History recently announced the winners of the 2017 Austin Award and Bullen Award, given for student research and significant contributions to the development of museum collections and programs. Greg Stull received the...
red and yellow butterfly

Phoebis avellaneda, Lepidoptera Collection Photo

The Phoebis avellaneda is sometimes called Red-splashed sulphur or Orange-washed sulphur. It is a fast and high flyer, as are most butterflies in the tropical family Pieridae. This rare species is endemic to Cuba and was featured on two Cuban postage...