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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 [...]

The Japanese Emperor Caterpillar and Why it has Taken the Internet by Storm

A certain, cute critter has recently taken the internet by storm with its ridiculously adorable appearance that has people all over the world going 'awww' at just the sight of it. This article is going to provide a brief introduction to the Japanese emperor butterfly caterpillar and explain what it is about the caterpillar that so many find appealing. Continue reading [...]

The Magic and Tragedy of Silkworms: Thousands Killed for Each Foot of Silk

Silk is one of finest materials we have; its smooth, lavish fabric and considerable price make it a luxury item. However, the process of actually obtaining this silk comes at the expense of its creator, the silkworm. This article will briefly explore silkworms, what they are and how they work, and their exploitation in the fashion industry. Continue reading [...]

Garden Worms You Want to Stick Around

Worms are typically thought of as the bane of a gardener's existence. They chew through the leaves and stems of the very plants they spend time cultivating and nurturing and end up killing them, making it very frustrating for gardeners who are trying to get a good crop harvest going. However, there are certain garden worms that people do welcome, both for purposes of benefiting the miniature ecosystems they are building in their backyard and for the roles they play in superstition and folklore. Continue reading [...]
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