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.



Last photos from my trip.. sunset from Bayonne NJ looking toward NYC!

Some cool Mofs from GUESS WHERE Havre De Grace, MD

Last day of Swan Harbor Farm and Park.

Havre De Grace, MD

Mothing Havre De Grace, MD

Literally driving around to malls and checking lights. Quite productive.

Two sphinx! Cerotomia catalpae, and Manduca sexta.


Hi friends,

As you may know, I’m doing a research project on Cape Cod. I also have a personal collection of insects.

What this means is I have a lot of photos and specimens to ID. Mostly lepidoptera. But some other beetles/bees there too.

If you have a knowledge of US bugs (and some tropical)…

Still searching for volunteers!

Mothing Swan Harbor, Havre De Grace, MD

(That yucky stuff is moth bait!)

How would I go about cleaning an entire Ambystoma mavortium skeleton?

My pet died on me and I would like to preserve it.

Now I’ve heard dermestids may be the best idea, any recommendations as to where to procure them?

Susquehanna State Park ctd and Mothing Swan Harbor!

Havre de Grace, MD

Susquehanna State Park, Havre De Grace, MD

Some cool finds! IDs in captions

Questions? Ask :D

Mothing Havre De Grace pt.1


-Manduca quinquemacula (it’s flapping around madly but trust me)

-Darapsa myron

-Dryocampa rubicunda

-Actias luna

-Calycopis cecrops (butterflies…. Red Banded Hairstreak)

-2 yet to be IDed (Notodonid/Noctuid I think).

Also an American toad and Gray Tree frog :D

Also a young Woolly Bear (P. isabella) and a bonus Snowy Tree Cricket