Tag Archives: Pyraloidea

A Hidden Masterpiece

Last December, Jennifer Kleinrichert sent me this photo of a polka-dotted larva (prepupa) surrounded by an elaborate silken structure, wondering if I knew what it was: My response: I’m afraid I don’t know this one… I’ve seen a photo of something similar … Continue reading

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Nantucket Moths

As you have probably guessed, my lack of posts lately has been due not to my having run out of things to write about (I don’t think this could ever happen to someone who spends any time observing insects), but … Continue reading

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Horse Balm Bugs

Back in September, Noah asked me if I had any interest in some galls he’d found on horse balm (Collinsonia canadensis), a native woodland mint that looks like this: He described them as “like giant butterfly eggs,” and the photo he … Continue reading

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