Tag Archives: Populus tremuloides

First sawflies of the season!

I took all my overwintering larvae and pupae out of the fridge on March 1, and so far two agromyzid flies, two scathophagid flies, two braconid wasps, two eulophid wasps, and seven sawflies have emerged as adults. Apart from the … Continue reading

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How It All Started

Today is an anniversary of sorts. The first weekend of August 2007, I¬†was up in Vermont to perform at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival with my band, PossumHaw, which had formed while I was in grad school in Burlington. Before … Continue reading

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Green Islands (Part 2), and Another Mystery Moth

(Note: For those who have already read yesterday’s post, I’ve added a little more information at the end after hearing back today from Jerry Powell, who described the genus Areniscythris in 1976.) Last January I wrote about the “green islands” … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #9: Groovy Decay

I’m sure few people will recognize that the title of this post was taken from Robyn Hitchcock’s second solo album, but it seemed appropriate nonetheless. Several weeks ago, I collected some quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) leaves to try to raise … Continue reading

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