Tag Archives: Elachistidae

Spring is Coming!

…he said hopefully, from beneath several feet of snow, as the mercury struggled to rise above 0°F. Which is to say, the sedge leafminer I collected two months ago decided it was springy enough in my house to complete its … Continue reading

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Winter Leafminers

Happy New Year! As I mentioned before, now that winter is upon us, I get to take a break from collecting and raising leafminers and focus on writing about them. At least, that was the plan. On December 25, while … Continue reading

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Dill Moths (and others)

On Tuesday I noticed webbing at the tops of some dill plants in the garden, with moth pupae suspended within.  Most webs had a single pupa, but this one had three: Investigating further, I saw that the developing seeds on … Continue reading

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A Serendipitous Discovery

This spring, as I was exploring the woods of Nashville, Tennessee amid the overbearing din of periodical cicadas (the thirteen-year varieties), I found some striking caterpillars feeding under webbing on a plant that was new to me, but seemed vaguely … Continue reading

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