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The Caterpillars of Eastern Massachusetts
August 23, 2014 8:31 PM   Subscribe

...further, each species is shown upon its native hostplant and each composition aims to tell a story about its subject’s unique natural history.
posted by drumcorpse (7 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

Not Massachusetts specific but for similarly lepidopterical inquiries in the eastern US, on facebook there is Caterpillers of the Eastern United States, Moths of the Eastern United States and Butterflies of the Eastern United States.
posted by gem tactics at 8:40 PM on August 23

posted by LobsterMitten at 8:51 PM on August 23 [1 favorite]

Those are impressive, particularly Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail).

But when I clicked on this FPP I thought it was going to be about the two invasive species that do a lot of foliage damage every spring: asian winter moth caterpillar and gypsy moth caterpillar and how somebody has found a way to KILL THEM! PLEASE, SOMEBODY, KILL THE INVASIVE CATERPILLARS!
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 5:37 AM on August 24 [1 favorite]

I too heard Eastern Massachusetts caterpillar and thought OH GOD NO GYPSY MOTHS. Fuckin' 80s-early 90s.
posted by maryr at 9:03 AM on August 24

Amazing. I agree that Papilio is the cutest.
posted by Segundus at 9:39 AM on August 24

He may be cute, but those colors scream: "Touch me and I will fuck you up, or maybe I am just pulling your leg? How lucky do you feel punk?"
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 1:25 PM on August 24

Wooly Beah!
posted by mubba at 5:12 PM on August 25

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