Marshall Olson (Badin, North Carolina, USA) and Frank Cicela (Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA) help Dr. Lee Dyer (Tulane University) in Costa Rica investigate the rainforest caterpillars' defenses against their natural enemies. This will provide important data for both agriculture and ecology in an area that boasts some 5,000 caterpillar species. May 15-28


Marshall Olson's Diary

Frank Cicela's Diary



Related Sites


Rainforests

Take a Walk in the Rainforest
A self-guided tour of the Costa Rican rain forest by journalists at the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
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Caterpillars

The Biology of Caterpillars
From World Book Encyclopedia.
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FAQs about Caterpillars
Twenty-two frequently asked questions are answered by two Australian educators.
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Photographs of Caterpillars
Twenty-six beautiful color photographs of different species.
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What's This Caterpillar?
An online search engine to help you identify 800 different caterpillars in Europe.
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Factoids about Caterpillars, Moths, and Butterflies
Thirty-two factoids to ponder.
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Earthwatch Institute


Learn more about this international nonprofit, which supports scientific field research worldwide.
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Rainforest Caterpillars Expedition


Learn more about the expedition and its scientists.
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Costa Rican Caterpillars


A Teacher Scholastic discussion about Earthwatch's La Selva caterpillar field site and biological reserve.
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Caterpillars of Costa Rica


Facts and photos about caterpillars in Costa Rica and in other countries.
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Caterpillars & Parasitoids of a Costa Rican Tropical Wet Forest


An ongoing project to inventory and disseminate information on lepidopteron larvae, their host plants, and their parasitoids.
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Butterflies


Explore the butterflies of Central America.
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