Monthly Archives: January 2014

Green Islands

In Idaho at the end of September, 2012, Julia and I noticed some striking green spots on dogwood leaves that were otherwise senescing. As you may have noticed, each of them was centered along a major vein.  When we flipped … Continue reading

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Moths from a Desert Legume

Okay, it looks like the identity of the cherry-ish plant from the northwestern US in my last post is going to remain a mystery, but maybe this plant from the desert Southwest will fare better?  This leguminous shrub (Fabaceae) was … Continue reading

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Northwestern Cherry Miners

Amazingly, I managed to finish catching up on sorting my backlog of tens of thousands of photos before the end of 2013.  The next round of sorting involves my hundreds of actual reared insect specimens.  I already got all my … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #14: Holes and Tunnels in Agave Leaves

On page 302 of Tracks & Sign of Insects, there is a photo of a fleshy yucca leaf riddled with holes, next to a close-up of the eggs Noah found in one of the holes.  As explained in the text, after … Continue reading

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