Tag Archives: Coccoidea

Sticky Plants

When you use a technical botanical manual to identify a plant, you will often encounter vague¬†references to “glands” or “glandular hairs” on various plant parts, without any indication of the functions of these structures. Four years ago I wrote about … Continue reading

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Ensign Scale

A week ago, when pulling up some of the many Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) bushes at the edge of my yard, I found some¬†Phyllonorycter (Gracillariidae) mines in a few of the leaves, so I stuffed these into a vial to … Continue reading

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