Tag Archives: Eulophidae

Pesky Parasitoids, Part 2

Back in August I gave a talk and co-led a walk at an event in southern Ohio called “On the Trail of E. Lucy Braun”, a celebration of the life and work of a renowned Ohio botanist and conservationist. I was there, … Continue reading

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Pesky Parasitoids

A big “thank you” to my first 13 patrons! I’m almost done writing the main introductory chapter that I’ve been putting off dealing with for a few years now, and soon I’ll get to work trying to put together a … Continue reading

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A Hard-won Moth

You may recall that last spring I wrote a series of three posts that each highlighted something I hoped people would keep an eye out for; the last of these was a moth whose life history I had pieced together … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight

…would be a suitable title for any of the posts about tiny bugs that I regularly write here, I guess, but it seems especially appropriate in this case. The story begins in September 2012, when occasional BugGuide.net user Greg Dodge … Continue reading

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Giving Wasps Their Due

I often see pie charts like this one suggesting that about a quarter of all insect species are beetles. Suspiciously, other sources (e.g. here) say beetles represent about a quarter of all animal species, and Wikipedia goes so far as to say … Continue reading

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Introducing Brachys howdeni

The state flower of Massachusetts is mayflower, which no longer seems an appropriate name since it blooms in April these days (I even saw some flowers in March this year). Another name for this plant is trailing arbutus, and I’ve … 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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