Hunting for Caterpillars in La Selva
Caterpillars have developed a bizarre armory of defenses to protect themselves from both predators and parasites. Understanding why one caterpillar is a diner and the other is dinner is an important part of conserving forests and other habitats. Working in one of the world's richest tropical rainforests, Samantha Morley (Huntly Mine, Australia) and Dmitry Safin (Samara, Russia) will help sort out the tangle of defense and offense in Costa Rica. July 1-11


Samantha Morley's Diary
Dmitry Safin's Diary


Related Sites


Caterpillar Research
View a website dedicated to research projects on caterpillars, including that at La Selva.
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Discover Life
Provides a caterpillar identification guide.
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Earthwatch Institute


Learn more about this international nonprofit, which supports scientific field research worldwide.
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Hunting for Caterpillars in La Selva


Learn more about the expedition and its scientists.
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