Tag Archives: Noctuidae

Life in a Monkeyflower Stem

I’m slowly making my way through all the photos I took this year, and I just finished August 6. That was the day of Julia’s family’s annual BioBlitz at┬áDeep Woods Farm, their land in southeastern Ohio. A funny thing happened … Continue reading

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Adapting to New Menu Options, Part 2

One of the reasons certain nonnative plants come to dominate the landscape is that they are released from the specialized insects and pathogens that keep them in check in their native range. So I’m always interested to see what insects … Continue reading

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Exploring Exotic Places

People are constantly telling me I should travel to the tropics, so I can see all the strange and exotic creatures there. I’m sure the tropics are very nice, but I’m perfectly content with the┬ástrange and exotic creatures in my … Continue reading

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Evening Primrose Moth

One evening at the end of July, I went out to get the mail and met a beautiful pink and yellow moth resting on an evening primrose flower by the mailbox. I guessed that it was one of the 126 … Continue reading

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Wood Anemone Caterpillar

In April 2012, I noticed some sawfly leaf mines on wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia) that I knew had not been documented before, so I collected some to try and rear them. One plant had so many mines that I decided … Continue reading

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Campoplegines, Part 2

Last August I spotted a cocoon I didn’t recognize, nestled among some boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) flowers: Before I get to that, I should mention that this photo also shows the stripey legs of a crab spider (Thomisidae), waiting to grab … Continue reading

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