Tag Archives: Brassicaceae

Cocoon Within a Cocoon Within a Cocoon

The diamondback moth (Plutellidae: Plutella xylostella) is a European species that is now found all across North America, the larvae feeding on various plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). Apparently it’s considered a pretty serious pest, but I’d take it … Continue reading

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Winter Butterflies

It’s not unusual to have a few moths appear in the house over the course of the winter, presumably having woken up prematurely after having been brought in with firewood. This winter, however, is the first time I’ve ever had … Continue reading

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