Banded Woollybear Caterpillar Moth – The incredibly bristly Banded Woollybear Caterpillar is somewhat slow-moving, giving observers plenty of time to look, but be
Drain flies, sink flies, filter flies, or sewer gnats (Psychodidae) are small true flies (Diptera) with short, hairy bodies and wings giving them a “furry” moth-like
moth (môth, mŏth) n. pl. moths (môthz, mŏthz, môths, mŏths) 1. Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from butterflies by
The luna moth, Actias luna (Linnaeus), is arguably our most beautiful moth. Examples of its popularity include its appearance on a first class United States postage
False Crocus Geometer Moth (Xanthotype urticaria), Durham, 7/12/05. This moth had a 2-inch wingspread and showed up in a wooded area during the day.
Like most species in this family, the milkweed tussock moth’s larvae obtain a chemical defense from their host plants, in this case, cardiac glycosides from milkweed
Etymology. The common name of many of these species, vampire moth, refers to the habit that they have of drinking blood from vertebrates. According to a recent study
Giant Leopard Moth – The black and white wings of the Giant Leopard Moth hide a body that also sports a punch of bright red.
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of true stories, told live and without notes, to standing-room-only crowds worldwide.
Nature: The caterpillar of the Giant Leopard Moth, Hypercompe scribonia (formerly Ecpantheria scribonaria), is coverd by shiny black bristles that are harmless to humans.