Tag Archives: Chrysopidae

Monthly Mystery #23: A Frothy Balloon

Although unidentified leaf mines are the main mysteries occupying my mind lately, I don’t want y’all to get burned out on that topic, so I just spent a little time searching through my photo archives for something else to ponder. I … Continue reading

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Contortionists

Well, as promised, I’m thoroughly impressed!  Four of you correctly (and independently) guessed that the face in my last post belonged to a walkingstick nymph.  I suppose Matt gets the prize for identifying it to species: Diapheromera femorata, the northern walkingstick. … Continue reading

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More Thoughts On That Tiny Stalked Egg

In my last post I showed this photograph of a tiny, stalked egg I found on the surface of a bolete, and suggested it might belong to a eucoiline figitid wasp. Matt Buffington, a specialist in figitid wasps, wrote to … Continue reading

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