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Monthly Mystery #13: Slant-lines and Lady’s Slippers

In May of 2009, I took this photo of a moth resting on a pink lady’s slipper in western Massachusetts and posted it on BugGuide.net: It was quickly identified as a “white slant-line” (Geometridae: Tetracis cachexiata)–a fitting common name–and I … Continue reading

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Bee Rider

Two weeks ago I was driving past a spot where I knew there was a population of rare orchids that blooms in early June, so I stopped by to have a look.  I found a few of them, and the … Continue reading

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