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Mass Infestation of Various Moth Species Plague Woman’s Home

A woman recently contacted us about a moth infestation she has been experiencing over the past couple of months, and she asks for our help in identifying and dealing with the problem. She has herself identified the moths as pantry moths (Indianmeal moths) "because they have a stripe across their body", but is now wondering whether or not they could be drain moths. Continue reading [...]

Blue Larvae in Bedroom May Be Labyrinth Moth Caterpillars

Several worm-like creatures have been found in this reader's daughter's room, and she asks if we happen to know what they are. The creatures in question appear to be blue in color, with segmented, legless bodies, and a white, flat face with two discolored orbs in the center. Continue reading [...]

The Hickory Horned Devil: North America’s Largest Caterpillar Species

The hickory horned devil is a caterpillar whose name alone would grab the attention of just about anyone, let alone its startling appearance. What's even cooler about this spiky critter is the fact that it is North America's largest caterpillar species. Continue reading [...]

There is Nothing as Punk Rock as the Spiky Peacock Butterfly Caterpillar

Upon laying eyes on the peacock butterfly caterpillar for the first time, we were instantly transported to the early 2000s, where goth and punk rock clothing styles consumed the internet with the rise of bands of the same style. This caterpillar seems to be stuck in that time period, and this article will touch upon the biological aspects of this radical caterpillar. Continue reading [...]

Three of the Most Breathtaking Caterpillars (Part 2)

"When you think of worms and worm-like creatures, maybe the word ‘beautiful’ isn’t the first word that comes to mind" is how we introduced our first article on this very same topic. However, and we hope, that after having read the first article, this statement may no longer rings true for our readers. This article will address three more stunning caterpillars in a further attempt to expose people to the aesthetic wonders of the world of caterpillars! Continue reading [...]

Caterpillar Symbolism and Mythology

The term 'caterpillar' encapsulates an innumerable number of butterfly and moth larva species, but generally it is met with positivity. This article will delve into how the caterpillar has been viewed throughout history in terms of its symbolic meaning, as well as its role in mythology. Continue reading [...]
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