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luna moth caterpillar

Luna moth caterpillars vs. brown anoles

Luna moth larva showing protective spines. Florida Museum photo by Andrei Sourakov Florida Museum researcher Andrei Sourakov recently published a paper in t...

At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree

For hundreds of years, butterfly collecting has often inspired a special kind of fanaticism, spurring lengthy expeditions, sparking rivalries and prompting some collectors to risk their fortunes and skins in their quest for the next elusive specimen....
VertPaleo fossil in Nebraska

#MuseumLife, Collecting a fossil from the field

Last August, some of Florida Museum’s scientists and paleontology volunteers went on a fossil hunting trip to Nebraska. Watch as they ‘jacket’ a complete oreodo...
diagram of related individuals

A new look at kinship

The Florida Museum's Bill Keegan, curator of Caribbean Archaeology, co-authored a paper asking bioarchaeologists to reevaluate traditional assumptions about kin...