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More charismatic megafauna

Although this blog is mostly devoted to tiny, obscure insects, once in a while I encounter something big and conspicuous that seems worth sharing. And so today I find myself writing a second consecutive post without any leafminers in it—though … Continue reading

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Is it just me…

…or does this jumping spider look like it’s driving a truck, with its left hand on the wheel and its right arm dangling lazily out the window? It had taken up residence in a dragonfly naiad’s shed skin along the … Continue reading

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Mullein Weevils

As anticipated, Julia and I have been filling our front yard with fruit trees and a vegetable garden, and letting most of the remaining lawn grow into a meadow–not out of laziness but from a desire to turn this sterile mini-landscape into habitat … Continue reading

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Halloween Pennant

It’s probably a bit of a cliché to post a picture of a Halloween Pennant (Libellulidae: Celithemis eponina) on Halloween, but I just happened to come across this one while sorting through the photos I took in Florida this past March, so … Continue reading

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