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Goldenrod Rosette Galls, Part 2

On September 8 last year, while conducting a survey of galls and leaf mines of Nantucket, Noah Charney, Sydne Record, and I came across this rosette gall on seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) at the west end of the island: As … Continue reading

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Ovipositors

In one of my first posts, I wrote about some goldenrod rosette galls I collected and the things that were emerging from them.  I pointed out how this female torymid wasp could be recognized by her long ovipositor, which allows her to insert … Continue reading

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A Flurry of Emergences

I had four different insects emerge (or try to emerge) yesterday, and I think I’ll just show them all here rather than make four different posts. First, to follow up on my last post, another Tischeria quercitella mine yielded an … Continue reading

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Goldenrod Rosette Galls

There are a number of similar galls on goldenrod that I’m not sure how to tell apart.  They look like dense bunches of leaves at the top of the stem, and sometimes they are so abundant that they might seem … Continue reading

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