Peers & Papers

drawer of sack-bearer moth specimens

Houses of silk, poop and plants: Meet the sack-bearer moths

Ryan St Laurent, a doctoral student at the Florida Museum's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, studies an obscure, strange family of moths known as Mimallonidae, or sack-bearer moths. As caterpillars, these insects make houses out of po...
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 the Journal of Natural History on his observations of the interactions between invasive bro...