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Connecticut BioBlitz

A month ago Dave Wagner got in touch with me and Julia, saying we were needed at the 2016 Connecticut State BioBlitz on June 3 and 4. He wanted to make sure leafminers were properly represented in this attempt to break … Continue reading

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Things To Look For This Spring, Part 2

Another thing on my wish list for this spring is a leaf-mining lauxaniid fly larva. The Lauxaniidae are very common flies, with over 150 species occurring in North America, yet as far as I know there are no common names … Continue reading

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Updates On Some Mystery Moths

This month’s issue of the Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society includes an article of mine* discussing two leaf-mining moths I’ve written about here previously. The first is an oak-mining eriocraniid that I had expected to be Dyseriocrania griseocapitella when I collected the … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming!

…he said hopefully, from beneath several feet of snow, as the mercury struggled to rise above 0°F. Which is to say, the sedge leafminer I collected two months ago decided it was springy enough in my house to complete its … Continue reading

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Winter Leafminers

Happy New Year! As I mentioned before, now that winter is upon us, I get to take a break from collecting and raising leafminers and focus on writing about them. At least, that was the plan. On December 25, while … Continue reading

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February Moth

The night before last, as I was brushing my teeth, I caught the twirling of a little antenna out of the corner of my eye.  I turned so see this 5.5-mm moth perched on the bathroom wall: As you can … Continue reading

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A Closer Look

I’m working on a little paper summarizing observations I’ve made of leaf-mining chrysomelid beetles, and this has caused me to spend some time scanning through a few years’ worth of photos. One of the species involved is Odontota scapularis, which specializes … Continue reading

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