Caterpillars of Northern Delaware, July 28, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 10:00 A.M. -Caterpillars of northern Delaware
Brian Cutting of the University of Delaware will take us on a tour of the Botanic Gardens to locate and identify the caterpillars there. Birds like to eat caterpillars. Thus, some have evolved elaborate systems of camouflage. Some very conspicuous ones have stinging hairs. The butterflies and moths that they develop into are important in pollination. Some caterpillars are of economic interest since they may eat crops. A good book with colored pictures of caterpillars and the adults is David L. Wagner, "Caterpillars of Eastern North America" Princeton University Press, 2005. Meet in front of the University of Delaware Creamery. This can be reached by going south on College Avenue (route 896), taking the second left turn, turning right at the stop sign, and parking in front of the Ice Arena.
Reservations to Al Matlack at email@example.com or 302-239-5383.
This program is organized by the Society of Natural History of Delaware.