Hello Maple Hill Wildcats! I've made it to New Orleans and one of the first things I saw was this caterpillar walking on the sidewalk.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Extra credit challenge:
a) Use the diagram in my last post and name three observable features of this caterpillar. Be sure to use the correct scientific name for each part.
b) The term setae is not on the diagram, but this caterpillar has lots. What are setae?
One of the things I learned about this caterpillar (which you can't tell by looking at it) is that it stings. It has been a bit of a problem here with some people having to go to the hospital if they get stung and are very sensitive to it.
Tomorrow we'll start our first day of field work from the research station.