Tag Archives: sedge

Portraits of a Sedge Muncher

I haven’t been going for many walks with a camera lately. I spend so much time viewing the world through various lenses and screens that it’s refreshing to experience it through my own bleary eyes from time to time. But … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming!

…he said hopefully, from beneath several feet of snow, as the mercury struggled to rise above 0°F. Which is to say, the sedge leafminer I collected two months ago decided it was springy enough in my house to complete its … Continue reading

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More Fun with DNA Barcoding

Back in July, I shared an assortment of moth photos I’d taken during a week on Nantucket, which happened to be National Moth Week. I included this photo of a row of flat, overlapping eggs on a woolly bulrush (Scirpus cyperinus) … Continue reading

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Winter Leafminers

Happy New Year! As I mentioned before, now that winter is upon us, I get to take a break from collecting and raising leafminers and focus on writing about them. At least, that was the plan. On December 25, while … Continue reading

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Some Sedge Bugs

On April 5 I wandered onto a sunny knoll to see if I could find any leafminers in the various plants with new or overwintering basal leaves.  I found several, one of which was a moth larva in a woodland … Continue reading

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Graminoids & Galls

Last week while conducting a natural resource inventory on Swan’s Island, off the coast of Maine, I got to explore a nice big bog. It had no pitcher plants or leatherleaf, which are plants I normally think of as being … Continue reading

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