Tag Archives: Pnigalio

Pesky Parasitoids, Part 2

Back in August I gave a talk and co-led a walk at an event in southern Ohio called “On the Trail of E. Lucy Braun”, a celebration of the life and work of a renowned Ohio botanist and conservationist. I was there, … Continue reading

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Pesky Parasitoids

A big “thank you” to my first 13 patrons! I’m almost done writing the main introductory chapter that I’ve been putting off dealing with for a few years now, and soon I’ll get to work trying to put together a … Continue reading

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Hiding in Plain Sight

…would be a suitable title for any of the posts about tiny bugs that I regularly write here, I guess, but it seems especially appropriate in this case. The story begins in September 2012, when occasional BugGuide.net user Greg Dodge … Continue reading

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Introducing Brachys howdeni

The state flower of Massachusetts is mayflower, which no longer seems an appropriate name since it blooms in April these days (I even saw some flowers in March this year). Another name for this plant is trailing arbutus, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Updates On Some Mystery Moths

This month’s issue of the Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society includes an article of mine* discussing two leaf-mining moths I’ve written about here previously. The first is an oak-mining eriocraniid that I had expected to be Dyseriocrania griseocapitella when I collected the … Continue reading

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Ragweed Residents

This is the time of year that everybody is ragging on ragweed (Ambrosia spp.)—at least, everyone who realizes that it is the pollen of this plant, and not goldenrod, that is responsible for their summer allergies. At times like this, … Continue reading

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Tuliptree Leafminer

Eleven years ago I dug up a less than knee-high tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) sapling from my friend’s yard in southern Connecticut and planted it in my parents’ front yard in Pelham, Massachusetts.  I live near this tree’s northern range limit, … Continue reading

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