Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Yard List(s), Part 21

Uh-oh, eleven days since my last update on leafminers and sawflies in my yard… Let’s see what’s happened since then. I’ve collected¬†Phytomyza origani mines from the oregano patch by the front door on several different occasions, to ensure that I … Continue reading

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Charismatic Megafauna

I interrupt this survey of obscure insects in my yard to bring you… a porcupine chomping on apples.

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The Yard List(s), Part 20

Before I get to the latest additions, I’ve got a few updates on some previous finds. Two exciting (albeit nondescript) flies emerged on Tuesday. One was from the leaf mines on oregano I found by the front stoop on June … Continue reading

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The Yard List(s), Part 19

First, another announcement: This coming Friday morning I’ll be presenting another free webinar; this one is titled “Native Plants as Insect Habitat.” I’ll go through a number of common native New England plants and discuss some of the host-specific bugs … Continue reading

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The Yard List(s), Part 18

Seems like every time I lay out a long litany of the latest leafminers from my yard, one gets left out as I’m scanning through my recent photos. Here’s one more from June 28: Leafminer #94: Agromyza reptans (Agromyzidae), on … Continue reading

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The Yard List(s), Part 17

I held off on writing another “yard list” post until I’d met my self-imposed deadline of June 30 for updating the fly chapter of my leafminer book. Now that that’s out of the way, I’ve got some catching up to … Continue reading

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