Tag Archives: Ectoedemia

Green Islands (Part 2), and Another Mystery Moth

(Note: For those who have already read yesterday’s post, I’ve added a little more information at the end after hearing back today from Jerry Powell, who described the genus Areniscythris in 1976.) Last January I wrote about the “green islands” … Continue reading

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Norway Maple Seedminer

Two weeks ago I was walking across the Amherst (Massachusetts) town common and I had two minutes to kill before a bus arrived, so I stopped under a Norway maple tree to see if I could find any mines of … Continue reading

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The Tiniest Moths

I first mentioned the moth family Nepticulidae a couple of months ago when musing about the feathery wings of the tiniest insects.  I included this photo, which shows the first adult nepticulid I ever encountered–this past July, on my bedroom … Continue reading

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