Tag Archives: Nepticulidae

Halloween Bugs

Two weeks ago on Mary’s Peak in Oregon’s Coast Range, Julia and I found a couple of these caterpillars sporting a striking Halloween color scheme: A quick internet search for “orange and black caterpillar” revealed them to be larvae of … Continue reading

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A Stylish Little Wasp

I’ve now made it up to the end of March in my photo sorting, and just came across some photos I took of something that emerged from a leaf mine collected last November. This is the mine of a Stigmella species (Nepticulidae) … Continue reading

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The Tiniest Moths

I first mentioned the moth family Nepticulidae a couple of months ago when musing about the feathery wings of the tiniest insects.  I included this photo, which shows the first adult nepticulid I ever encountered–this past July, on my bedroom … Continue reading

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Tiny Things With Frilly Wings

On a recent crawl through the woods near my house, a white and thoroughly nondescript bracket fungus caught my eye.  It was so plain-looking that I didn’t imagine I would ever know its name, but looking in George Barron’s Mushrooms … Continue reading

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