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

Dryocampa rubicunda - The Rosy Maple Moth
Taken in Moultonborough, NH on Saturday, June 7th.

These moths are beautiful! And have so much variation. Tomorrow when the first set of photos post, I will include some more of these guys! They are so beautiful, and in my opinion are prettier than the Luna. These moths are in the family Saturnidae, so they are related to Luna’s.

The caterpillars are gregarious (feed together) on maple, box elder, and oak. They occasionally become prolific on maple and defoliate trees. The adults don’t feed as they have no functioning mouthparts.

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