Teá Montagna

Teá Montagna

Boston, MA

Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston

PhD Candidate


Published on Feb 12, 2023

Exciting Updates!

Hi Everyone,As you know, science is a *slow* process. I've been hard at work obtaining specimens for sequencing, and actually doing the DNA preparation. Now, I can share some initial results and th...

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Published on Feb 22, 2021

4 Days Left - But 158% Funded!

In 4 days my fundraiser ends! I wanted to thank everyone who donated to my project, and made it possible for me to not only fund my goal ($3500), my stretch goal ($4500), but exceed both, funding m...

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Published on Jan 26, 2021

Fully Funded - WOW!

Wow! Thank you to everyone who has donated, my project is funded! This is extremely exciting news! I really cannot express how grateful I am to have such support from you all.Now that this project ...

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Published on Jan 25, 2021

91% - Almost there!

First and foremost, I want to thank you all for helping me fund this research. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I cannot do this work without your help.The huge outpouring of support I'v...

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Published on Jan 21, 2021

54% -- WOW! Thank you!!

Hi everyone-To those of you who have donated to my campaign this far, thank you so so much! This research is super important, not only to me, but to the conservation of two species. Without your he...

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Published on Jan 19, 2021

UV Caterpillars!

I talked a bit about my field work already, particularly about how I find adult moths... but what about caterpillars? Let's talk about finding those!When I am looking for caterpillars at night, I a...

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Published on Jan 14, 2021

Field Work and Collections

Hi everyone! I wanted to write a bit about the field work portion of this project, and why collections are important.Let's first talk about field work, and why it's so integral to this project! Fir...

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Published on Jan 06, 2021

Introducing: Sphinx gordius and Sphinx poecila

Introducing: Sphinx gordius and Sphinx poecila I wanted to take a moment to highlight the different phenotypes we see in the larvae of these species, and also show what the adults look like! This p...

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I Malli- Thank you for donating! You can email me at Tea.KestingHandly001 AT umb.edu Best, Tea
Jan 20, 2021
Are cryptic characteristics preventing the protection of two similar Sphingidae moths?
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