Diversity, Defense, 
and Natural Enemies
of Desert Caterpillars














Southwest Research Station
Portal, Arizona


















       In this site, you will experience our expedition into Arizona’s diverse forests and the desert communities associated with the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) located in the Chiricahua Mountains. Dr. Lee Dyer led our team into an in-depth examination of different species of caterpillars. As a result, we not only learned about the diversity of caterpillars, but we also learned about the diversity within the team itself.




Species of Caterpillars                                                          Course of Expedition


Research Staff                                                                      Research Information






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