Natural History of the Moths of New York State


Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 6:30pm




Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY)


Dr. Jason Dombroskie


Thursday July 24th (6:30-7:30pm Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY):  A presentation by Dr. Jason Dombroskie, Collection Manager of the Cornell University Insect Collection and Coordinator of the Insect Diagnostic Lab. This intimate journey into the hidden lives of moths and their caterpillars will look at some of the amazing species in your backyard.  Some of these moths take medicine and can bubble poison from their necks, produce perfume that can be smelled from over a mile away, or can jam bat echolocation.  We will also examine caterpillars with gills, stinky tentacles, and horns that squirt acid, as well as ones that throw their feces, and others that live inside regurgitated owl pellets.

[FLNPS editorial comment - If you missed this talk at our meeting, you MUST go hear it.  Lots of fun combined with great information!]