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Caterpillars of DeJarnette Park

Entomologist Dr. Art Evans and WCVE producer Steve Clarke talk about some of the butterfly and moth larvae found by Art’s Insects & Humans class at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

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Photo 1: Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) caterpillars resemble bird droppings. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.

Photo 2: The larva of the buck moth, Hemileuca maia, is well defended with venomous spines. © 2013, Arthur V. Evans. All rights reserved.