Monthly Archives: March 2011

Square-mesh cocoon mystery solved!

Well, that didn’t take long!  Jaap Vogel sent his photos to Dr. David Britton of the Australian Museum, who recognized the cocoons as belonging to Cyana meyricki, or at least something very closely related*.  This species is one of the … Continue reading

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Return of the square mesh cocoon

In my first post, I wrote about a mysterious moth cocoon from Singapore with the puparium of a tachinid fly inside. Tonight, Jaap Vogel of Queensland, Australia sent me some photos of what appears to be the same type of … Continue reading

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First parasitoid of spring

Since the beginning of March, the signs of spring have been trickling in: arrival of turkey vultures and red-winged blackbirds; migration of blue-spotted salamanders on the first rainy night; skunk cabbage blooming; various insects and spiders becoming active again.  This … Continue reading

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Bug tracker, at your service.

Okay, I might as well make it official.  Ever since my book, Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates, was published, people have been sending me photos of strange and wonderful things and asking me what they are.  I … Continue reading

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