Do itchy caterpillars have an advantage in cities?

For many years, scientists have used forest maps to focus their predictions about where these itchy caterpillars might spread. But, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the PPM doesn’t actually need forests. It just needs trees, and it’s willing to accept the ones in the front yard, thank you very much.

2018-01-24T09:14:21+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Urban Ecology|Tags: , , , , |

A Dragonificent BugFest

While the stars of last year’s table were undoubtedly the azalea caterpillars—which were very resilient during a long day of being picked up, and dropped, by visitors of all ages—the azalea bushes were empty when it came time to collect this year.

2018-01-23T11:38:10+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Lab Happenings, Urban Ecology|Tags: , |