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Bug of the Week: Caterpillar Hatching Video

For a little change of pace, let's check out some incredible work nature photographer Samuel Jaffe is doing with caterpillars and moths he raises himself.

Sam uses an USB microscope to display caterpillars onscreen during educational outreach events. Here is a video of Symmerista oak worm caterpillars hatching from eggs that he captured during one of these events.

Isn't that amazing?

For his photographs, Sam uses black backgrounds to make the subjects look like they are suspended in space.

Related:
Samuel Jaffe's website
The Caterpillar Lab FaceBook page

Our list of children's books about moths and butterflies at Science Books for Kids

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