Tag Archives: Malvaceae

Another Progress Report (Goofing Off in the Desert)

Remember at the beginning of last year when I announced that I had finished making keys to the known leaf mines on every plant genus in the US and Canada? I noted that “this project can never really be finished, because … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #16: Tubes on Silver Raisin

Yesterday a friend forwarded me this photo that had been posted to the “Southern Africa Butterflies, Bugs, Bees and other small things” Facebook group to see if I had a clue what it was.  At first, I didn’t.  The photographer, … 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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Using Bugs to Identify Plants

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the mystery plant!  I added a note at the end of that post, but the consensus seems to be that the plant is redberry (Rhamnus crocea, or possibly R. ilicifolia). Here’s another one, this … 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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Midges from Desert Blooms

Well, I’ve just finished the fifth of the ten reports I have to submit by the end of the year, so I suppose I can afford to pause for a moment and fill you in on some breaking news in … Continue reading

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