Tag Archives: Erebidae

Portraits of a Sedge Muncher

I haven’t been going for many walks with a camera lately. I spend so much time viewing the world through various lenses and screens that it’s refreshing to experience it through my own bleary eyes from time to time. But … Continue reading

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More Fun With Scuttle Flies

The first days of April have brought January weather to my region and the January issue of Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington to my mailbox. The latter includes descriptions of a new species of gall wasp that has recently … Continue reading

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In Search of Snow Bugs

It’s been a slow winter for bug photography. Partly because my main outdoor activity has been shoveling the driveway every couple of days, and then shoveling around all the baby fruit trees whose vole guards were overtopped by snow. And … 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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Adventures in Alabama

(This post turned out to be a bit more long and rambling than I intended.  I won’t be offended if you just skip through and look at the pretty pictures.) It was all going so well until we pulled into … Continue reading

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Buttonbush Moths

During my last visit to Nantucket for my survey of gall-making and leaf-mining insects on the island, I found a patch of buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) with an abundance of leaf mines that I didn’t recognize.  Some leaves had linear mines, … Continue reading

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Square-mesh cocoon mystery solved!

Well, that didn’t take long!  Jaap Vogel sent his photos to Dr. David Britton of the Australian Museum, who recognized the cocoons as belonging to Cyana meyricki, or at least something very closely related*.  This species is one of the … Continue reading

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