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, you can ask me to ID a bug for you by using the Bug IDs! link.

I'm currently trying to raise money for a research project on Cape Cod, please, if you can, donate a dollar here:



Arnold Arboretum 10.17.14

Some cool fall stuff from the arboretum!

Donate to my research project here:

is 29% funded. I got another extension so please spread the word.

Any little bit helps! If you can’t donate, please spread the word. This project is ecologically significant and can help preserve habitat!

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The moths thank you (and me too obviously!).

(Euparthenos nubilis - Locust Underwing)

(Hypercompe scribonia - Giant Leopard Moth)

Marine science center, northeastern university. Nahant MA 9/27/14

Yay mandatory school field trips at 7am on a Saturday!

Ps. Donate to my research project here:

Thank you Amy Collette for donating to my research project!

Here is a type of clearwing moth (not a hummingbird clearwing moth!) from Cape Cod in June. (Ps. if anyone has the ID… let me know :D)

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Throwback of when my younger boa Narcissus got his portrait taken by the talented mitchweiss!

He knows I’m watching.


#instabun #bunny #flopsy

Mister Flopsy!!!

#instabun #bunny #flopsy

Grammia parthenice #grammiaparthenice #specimen #collection #entomology #lepidoptery



Hatching Shorttail fanskate (Sympterygia brevicaudata) The capsule from where it left is aegg case or egg capsule, colloquially known as a mermaid’s purse or devil’s purse, is a casing that surrounds the fertilized eggs of some sharksskates, and chimaeras. Has small openings (respiratory slits) where it enters and leaves the water, so the embryo can breathe…

  • video: Mylene Seguel

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that they come out of that case.

(via crotalinae)