Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Yard List(s), Part 27

Time for the end-of-summer update on my project to list all the leafminers and sawfly larvae I can find in my yard, along with all the plants I’ve eaten. It’s definitely starting to get harder to add new species to … Continue reading

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The Yard List(s), Part 26

Before I launch into the latest leafminers from my yard, I have a few sawfly updates. On July 11 I had collected this spotty larva on black raspberry: It burrowed into soil to pupate five or six days later. Alas, … Continue reading

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The Yard List(s), Part 25

Remember a few days ago when I showed photos of a Cameraria larva mining in a red maple leaf and wondered if both maple-feeding species have such dark larvae? (The second photo is a backlit close-up of the mine at … Continue reading

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The Yard List(s), Part 24

If you’ve been following along throughout my cataloging of the leafminers and sawfly larvae I’m finding in my yard this year, you may remember that in the first half of July I found several free-living sawfly larvae—representing at least two … Continue reading

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