January Animal

To celebrate If You’re Hoppy, the next few months are hoppy animals., like this insect! These insects drink juices from plants. See all the brown spots on the leaf, probably from the insect feeding. I don’t know this insect’s identity. Do...

October: That Orange Thing

The orange thingy on the head of this black swallowtail caterpillar has a wonderful name: osmeterium. It’s a sense organ that comes out when a caterpillar is threatened. It may also spread smelly pheremones. Okay, so I just like the word osmeterium. We grow...