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Mallow Munchers

Three years ago, Don and Mignon Davis described a new species of moth,¬†Telamoptilia hibiscivora¬†(Gracillariidae), whose larvae mine leaves of swamp rosemallow (Malvaceae: Hibiscus moscheutos) along the Atlantic Coast*. Specimens were known from Maryland, Louisiana, Texas, and adjacent Mexico, dating back … Continue reading

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More Mallow Miners

A few weeks ago I wrote about a mystery plant from Arizona that I suspected was a mallow because of its leaf mines and the fly that had emerged from one of them. ¬†Among the few responses I got, there … Continue reading

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