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Moths: Butterflies’ Mysterious Cousins
November 5, 2009 · 3 Comments

photo credit: e³°°° Butterflies are probably the most popular insects ever! But what about moths? What’s their story? Why are they less popular than butterflies, considering the fact that there are nearly 250,000 species of them compared to only about 20,000 species of butterflies? This is one fact among a plethora of others that I’m sure you […]

Giant Atlas Moths fluttering into the Butterfly Center soon
October 16, 2008 · 3 Comments

photo credit: woodleywonderworks Well, it’s that time of year again… we have started to get Attacus atlas, aka Atlas moths, YEAH!!!!  This is always an exciting time for me because I get to tell everyone who keeps asking me that they are finally here!  Last week, I received 60 atlas moth cocoons from Malaysia and the Philippines.  […]

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