Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween Pennant

It’s probably a bit of a cliché to post a picture of a Halloween Pennant (Libellulidae: Celithemis eponina) on Halloween, but I just happened to come across this one while sorting through the photos I took in Florida this past March, so … Continue reading

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Fixing the Lawn

When Julia and I first moved here in August, our front yard looked like this: Some people might not see anything wrong with this picture, but to me the only thing worse than a neatly mown lawn would be if … Continue reading

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Texas Bugs

Having devoted three posts to miscellaneous bugs I photographed in southern Arizona last November, I’m going to fill this one with my favorite photos from the Chihuahuan Desert of western Texas, where we spent a few days before heading back … Continue reading

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Using Bugs to Identify Plants

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the mystery plant!  I added a note at the end of that post, but the consensus seems to be that the plant is redberry (Rhamnus crocea, or possibly R. ilicifolia). Here’s another one, this … Continue reading

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Tiny Bugs from Tiny Leaves

I’ve now finished uploading plant photos from last fall’s road trip through the western states.  If you’d like to help with identifying them, you can see them all organized by location here.  Thanks to those who have helped out already; … Continue reading

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Arizona Bugs, Part 3

Here’s my final (for now) installment of photos from last November’s trip to Arizona.  The first several were taken in the vicinity of Tucson. At the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, I saw this Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis), the only metalmark (Riodinidae) … Continue reading

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Ensign Scale

A week ago, when pulling up some of the many Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) bushes at the edge of my yard, I found some Phyllonorycter (Gracillariidae) mines in a few of the leaves, so I stuffed these into a vial to … Continue reading

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