Eaters of thistles: Thistle tortoise beetle, Cassida rubiginosa, and Canada thistle bud weevil, Larinus planus

  It’s easy to see how the pretty thistle tortoise beetle gets its name.   Combined feeding of the tortoise…

Destination Monteverde, Costa Rica: Rainy day in the vanishing cloud forest with butterflies, moths, and froghoppers

  Cloud forests are home to unique and wonderful insects like the beautiful saturniid moth, Cerodirphia avenata.   With Old…