These caterpillars are voracious and has preferably to feed on leaves of some sort des lilies. There were strange things with a Xanthopastis moth caterpillars group that I collected and kept in the container. Some of the caterpillars practiced cannibalism, the largest caterpillars gathered around a smaller caterpillar, drew his head and ate the body. After a few days, the caterpillars who practiced cannibalism began to act as if they are sick, as intestinal infection or something similar: they seemed to have difficulties to remove feces and twisted the abomem constantly. Caterpillars that survived were killed in the pre-pupal stage.
The hooded merganser is the smallest of the three types of merganser found in North America. The male has a black and white head with a large crest, yellow eyes, and a black beak. His back and chest are black and white while the sides and hind portion of the male merganser are brown. The female is a gray-brown color with a reddish tint and also has a crest on her head. She has an orange beak and brown eyes.
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.