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Monthly Mystery #21: Double Cocoons

On pages 219-220 of Tracks & Sign of Insects, I described the cocoon of Neurobathra strigifinitella (Gracillariidae) according to the account of Heinrich and DeGryse (1915)*. I then included a photo of a mysterious cocoon found on the underside of a sugar … Continue reading

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Dill Moths (and others)

On Tuesday I noticed webbing at the tops of some dill plants in the garden, with moth pupae suspended within.  Most webs had a single pupa, but this one had three: Investigating further, I saw that the developing seeds on … Continue reading

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Sapsucker Surprise

The yellow-bellied sapsuckers have returned to Massachusetts over the past few days, adding their characteristic percussion to the morning chorus outside my house.  This afternoon I noticed a sapsucker’s sap wells in a sugar maple by the Green River in … Continue reading

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