sphinx-moth

sphinx moth

What in the World is THAT!!??
May 2, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

We often receive pictures that look completely and totally alien and WEIRD to most people, but like good little Entomologists, we know exactly what they are! The picture sent in to us most recently from a gentleman in Deer Park is a two-for-one special! Have you ever seen a very large green caterpillar with strange-looking white ovals […]

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 […]

100 Years – 100 Objects: Giant sphinx moth
April 8, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1909 – meaning that the curators of the Houston Museum of Natural Science have been collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures for a hundred years now. For this yearlong series, our current curators have chosen one hundred exceptional objects from the Museum’s immense storehouse of […]

The Sphinx Moth: A Work of Art
December 1, 2008 · 1 Comment

Today we have a special guest blog from Chad Erpelding, Assistant Professor of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.  He teaches 2D Design and Painting there.  This fall the Cockrell Butterfly Center is hosting an exhibit of some of his students’ paintings that were inspired by sphinx moths.  Here is what he […]



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