Specimen NC 264 | Tiger Moth

Specimen NC 264 | Tiger Moth

Favorite 0 Specimen 264 | Tiger Moth [Arctia caja] The word “arctia” is Latin meaning “furry bear.” This refers to the appearance of the caterpillar, also called a woolly bear. The bright colors of this moth are a signal to predators that it has a terrible taste, thus...
Specimen NC 161 | Click Beetle

Specimen NC 161 | Click Beetle

Favorite 0 Specimen 161 | Eyed Elator Click Beetle [Alaus oculatus] Click beetles are so called because of the audible sound their bodies make when they right themselves after having been flipped over—kinda like a tiddly wink. Large, fake eye spots on their thorax...
Specimen NC 2269 | Hunter Ground Beetle

Specimen NC 2269 | Hunter Ground Beetle

Favorite 0 Specimen NO. 917 | Saddleback Caterpillar [Calosoma wilcoxi] Adult beetles hunt caterpillars. Several accounts associate the presence of these beetles with the demise of cankerworms and the end of their devastating outbreaks in natural forest settings....
Specimen NC 799 | Peacock Butterfly

Specimen NC 799 | Peacock Butterfly

Favorite 0 Specimen NC | Peacock Butterfly [Aglais io] These butterflies are located in Europe and the temperate areas of Asia. If the peacock butterfly is attacked, it’ll flash its wings to show its eyespots, and make a hissing noise to scare off predators. SPECIAL...
Specimen NC 258 | Sleepy Orange Butterfly

Specimen NC 258 | Sleepy Orange Butterfly

Favorite 0 Specimen NC 258 | Sleepy Orange Butterfly [abaeis nicippe] Upperside of wings orange in both sexes; orange-yellow form is rare. Forewing with small black cell spot. Male has sharply defined black borders on outer and costal margins. In winter form,...