Here's my new barrettes series:
Lange's metalmark butterfly
Endangered. Only found at Antioch Dunes National Wildlife REfuge..
25,000 of them at the beginning of the 20th century. 2, 500 in the late 1990s, 32 in 1990 and 78 in the fall of 2013 according to tally.
Now threatened by proposed power plant emissions.
I've mounted my bigger moths on wool covered rings to make them more 'hangable' and give them context:
Check out this science Friday video of a hawk moth (http://www.sciencefriday.com/videos/watch/10413)
Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar