Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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tags: Circus of the Spineless, invertebrates, insects, arachnids, plants, algae, blog carnival Welcome to Circus of the Spineless! This is the migratory blog carnival that specializes in all things spineless, and the contributions that you’ll find here range from essays and photoessays, to photographs with some accompanying explanatory text and even a few videos. This…

AMNH Subway Art #85

tags: Lepidoptera, photography, subway art, AMNH, NYC, NYCLife A Zebra Swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus, as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the West 77th street entrance to the NYC subway stop (A-B-C) at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash). Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

Insect of the Year

tags: blood droplet moth, Zygaena carniolica, Lepidoptera, Image of the Day This red dotted animal was elected Insect of the Year 2007 by scientists at the Federal Biological Research Center for Agriculture and Forestry, Germany. Due to its markings, the moth is commonly known as “blood droplet”, although its species name is Zygaena carniolica. Image:…

Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar

tags: moth, Ecpantheria scribonia, giant leopard moth, Image of the Day During the process of splitting and transferring wood from the woodpile yesterday, we discovered a large (2.5″ long) hairy caterpillar. I have enclosed two pictures of it [the second is below the fold]; it is the larval stage of the Giant Leopard Moth, Ecpantheria…

Melanchroia chepise

tags: moth, Melanchroia chepise, white-tipped black geometrid, Image of the Day This diurnal Melanchroia chepise posed prettily this morning (10/21/07) on the wall of my apartment breezeway in the Heights section of Houston, Texas. Image: Biosparite [larger view]

White-Tipped Black Geometrid

tags: lepidoptera, moths, Melanchroia chephise, White-Tipped Black Geometrid, Image of the Day White-Tipped Black Geometrid, Melanchroia chephise, Houston, Texas. A diurnal moth, this one was photographed on the Katy Prairie NABA Butterfly Count about 30 miles NW of downtown Houston, Texas, on September 3, 2007. Image: Biosparite [larger view]. This is a White-tipped Black Geometrid,…