Eumorpha Dreaming

What magical natural wonders lurk around every corner?

Hello friends!

My name is Tea, I’m a 21 year old student. My areas of study include (but are certainly not limited to): Entomology, Herpetology, and general biology.

This blog will highlight some AWESOME animal-related stuff. I’ll post profiles of my animals, as well as wild ones. Best way to learn about nature? Experience it!

Being a scientist, some blog posts may have my scientific thoughts (read: rambles) laid out for you.

I live in Massachusetts, so most of the posts will be about the ecology of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and occasionally other more exotic places!

Please feel free to leave comments and ask questions.


Enjoy!

-Tea

octo314:

I named him Hulk.

Did you find him or raise him? This looks to be Antherea polyphemus rather than Luna.

Ok guys… I have 33 days left to raise the remainder of money for my project!

If you can, please please please consider donating a dollar to science!

This project is very dear to my heart and it will help protect the natural landscape and resources on Cape Cod. Moths are a very important part of the ecosystem and this research is shedding a bunch of light on the ways they fit in on the Seashore.

Again, please donate here if you can.

If you prefer, I do have a number of neat specimens from years of raising moths. I will be giving away specimens to people that donate to my research! Please just put your tumblr name in the comments of my project after you donate.

Manduca sexta

Thank you to Marty Condon, Kristina Ottens, and Glen Hood (name on experiment.com) for donating to my project!

This is a Xanthotype species!

Like moths? Consider donating to my project

thesylverlining:

winterwombat:

the-enchanted-mermaid:

Meet the World’s Smallest Rabbit.

Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are the world’s smallest and among the rarest. 

Miniature bunnies with iridescent ears. Happiness, embodied as a tiny ball of fluff and cute.

TINY BUN WITH COLORFUL EARS ;____;

(via anniemacintosh)

mothbug:

I made a tiny friend on the way to my wetlands ecology lecture

Don’t touch! These are the larvae of the beautiful Automeris io. Gorgeous, but be cautious as they can sting.

Chesapeake Bay from Swan Harbor Farm Park in Havre De Grace, MD

More photos from my trip soon!

frolicingintheforest:

They had a Copperhead specimen as “a reminder to the grandkids of what’s out here.” He laughed at my interest in it… and offered to give it to me haha. I figured it best to leave it for the grandkids. It really is very important for kids to know what is in their surroundings, to learn about the risks, and be able to look out for such creatures. This way, they can actually hold it, see it up close, and be able to identify it if a situation came up. It’s important to be educated, and aware… but not afraid. 

This isn’t a copperhead but rather looks like a harmless Eastern Milk Snake.

Southern Flannel Moth larvae - Also known as “the asp”

These have quite a powerful sting! This larvae just molted into the final instar.

If you think this is cool, checkout: https://experiment.com/projects/moths-of-the-cape-cod-national-seashore

eumorpha-dream:

eumorpha-dream:

Hello everyone! You may have seen my posts about my research project, well, here it is again! I am 10% done with my fundraiser, I only have a few weeks left! If you can, please donate a dollar to some AWESOME MOTH RESEARCH!

The link to my research megapost can be found here

This research…

Please donate to my Moth Research!

Read more about it above!