Tag Archives: Chrysocharis

Green Wasps from a Green Island

Last October I picked up a fallen black cherry (Prunus serotina) leaf from my yard because it had a good example of the “green island” phenomenon I’ve written about here and here. Apparently, endosymbiotic Wolbachia bacteria in certain leaf-mining larvae … 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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Tiny Bugs from Tiny Leaves

I’ve now finished uploading plant photos from last fall’s road trip through the western states.  If you’d like to help with identifying them, you can see them all organized by location here.  Thanks to those who have helped out already; … Continue reading

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