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Enchanter’s Nightshade Bugs

I should probably begin this post by introducing you to the featured plant, with which I think few people are familiar, despite its being right up there with bastard toadflax and mad-dog skullcap among the plants with the best common … Continue reading

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Arizona Bugs, Part 3

Here’s my final (for now) installment of photos from last November’s trip to Arizona.  The first several were taken in the vicinity of Tucson. At the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, I saw this Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis), the only metalmark (Riodinidae) … Continue reading

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Arizona Bugs, part 2

If I had to pick a favorite spot out of all the places we explored on our two-and-a-half-month road trip last fall, it would be Madera Canyon in southern Arizona.  The scenery there isn’t particularly eye-catching; in fact, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Coelidia olitoria: A Retrospective

Today Andy Hamilton of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has been busily working through photos of leafhoppers (Cicadellidae) and related insects on BugGuide.net and leaving comments with identifications (100+ comments today as of this writing).  One of these was to confirm that … Continue reading

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Ant-attracting Galls

A few months ago I mentioned that Hurricane Irene had brought down some interesting galls from the treetops, and I’m just now getting to that point in my photo sorting.  There was one spot in the woods where the freshly … Continue reading

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Kleptoparasite

This morning was a good time for insect photography–it was chilly enough that a lot of things that normally would have jumped, flown, or scurried away were sluggish enough that they let me get my lens right in their faces … Continue reading

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Hanging Flies and Hangingflies

Three years ago in Noah Charney’s mother’s driveway, I spotted a long-legged insect hanging from the edge of a leaf.  I wondered if I had found a hangingfly (Bittacidae), which is not a true fly but a member of the … Continue reading

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