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In Search of Snow Bugs

It’s been a slow winter for bug photography. Partly because my main outdoor activity has been shoveling the driveway every couple of days, and then shoveling around all the baby fruit trees whose vole guards were overtopped by snow. And … Continue reading

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Molting Orchard Orbweaver

This afternoon in the Nantucket State Forest I met an orchard orbweaver (Tetragnathidae: Leucauge venusta) that was just completing the process of sliding out of its old skin, which was hanging from a thread and twisting in the breeze.  I … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #7: Clothesline Egg Sacs

On page 43 of Tracks & Sign of Insects, I included a photo of “a mysterious and very common egg sac, almost certainly of a long-jawed orbweaver (Tetragnathidae).”  Here is another example, showing the full length of the “clothesline” from which … Continue reading

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