Lepidopterology with Phil Torres

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Butterflies are gross. Yes they are delightful and beautiful and part of any idyllic picnic-scape but lepidopterologist, TV host and jungle explorer Phil Torres is here to gossip about how shamelessly disgusting our favorite bugs actually are. Learn their secrets, their mating habits, how they turn themselves into goo and then into another creature, what moth os the most goth, what flowers to plant to attract them, the scariest thing about the jungle and what it feels like to help discover new species. Also butterflies get sloppy drunk and we talk all about it.

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Sound editing by Steven Ray Morris

Theme song by Nick Thorburn

Some links which you may find interesting:

Here is a collapsable bug house 

Xerces has info on native plants 4 u

The bearded man who started Xerces.org

Monarch munching its own skin

Vampire moths are so normcore 

The 2nd most goth moth

But the gothest of the moths

Trips through Atlas Obscura 

Should Phil get these $119 butterfly shoes? 

Or these $1000 Gucci ones? 

Alie Ward