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Photo From You: Insect Identification
June 6, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋) If you’re an avid, or even amateur butterfly gardener, you are probably familiar with pentas. Pentas, also known as star clusters, are one of our favorite nectar sources for butterflies and hummingbirds. They have medium-dark green foliage with clusters of small 5-petal flowers that come in a variety of colors. […]

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 […]

Hummingbirds of the Night
November 11, 2008 · 3 Comments

A few nights ago I saw what I thought was a hummingbird – out way past its bedtime – whirring around the fragrant, long-tubed blooms of the Rangoon creeper in my back yard.  As I watched, several more of these curfew-breakers appeared, working the flowers all up and down the fence.  I soon realized that […]



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