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

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…

urbpan:

intotheurbanwilds:

chrisalanjones:

Not sure if Mr. Moth is dead or sleeping. #chicago #chicagonw #insect #moth #bugs #sleeping #dead #myyard

eumorpha-dream
any ID help?

Not a moth—looks like the tiger bee fly Xenox tigrinus: http://urbpan.livejournal.com/1516203.html

urbpan is totally right on this one! Not lepidoptera but Diptera! (Thanks Jef! I am away and didn’t see this!)

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!

Thank you Deirdre Coyle for your generous donation to my moth research. This is the locust underwing moth.

Support local scientists: https://experiment.com/projects/moths-of-the-cape-cod-national-seashore

I will return next Tuesday! Expect very few new posts until then.

Thank you Alex Bermudez for your generous donation to my research! This is a Eulithis species from Cape Cod!

Donate to excellent moth research here:
https://experiment.com/projects/moths-of-the-cape-cod-national-seashore

Thank you June Mary Siman for your generous donation to my moth research! Here is a catocala species I found in a bathroom on Cape Cod.

Donate to my research here: https://experiment.com/projects/moths-of-the-cape-cod-national-seashore

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!

traveling-kentuckian:

Found this beautiful guy hanging in my room

Hyles lineata the White Lined Sphinx! Gorgeous!

(via mothmonarch)

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 is super important because I am updating a very old list and working in areas with some state-listed species, my hope is to make recommendations to the state as well as the National Seashore to protect some habitat where these moths can be found.

Even if you can’t donate please share and reblog this post!

If you donate $10 to my project, I will be mailing you a specimen of a butterfly/moth I have bred or found (all humanely obtained, not just indiscriminately collected), for each additional amount you can have more specimens. This is my way of saying thank you, and trying to spread the insect love! Just mention in the comments your tumblr username :D

Here are some moths from this year!

(Catocala herodias - State Listed in MA)

(Cicinnus melsheimeri - State Listed in MA)\

(Hemlieuca maia - State Listed in MA)