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Is it just me…

…or does this jumping spider look like it’s driving a truck, with its left hand on the wheel and its right arm dangling lazily out the window? It had taken up residence in a dragonfly naiad’s shed skin along the … Continue reading

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Silk on Stink Bug Eggs

Last week I got an email from a reader named Kelly in Brazil, asking if I could help unravel the mystery of these stink bug eggs (Pentatomidae) covered with silk: I was at a loss, and simply responded: “Interesting find… I’m … Continue reading

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In Search of Snow Bugs

It’s been a slow winter for bug photography. Partly because my main outdoor activity has been shoveling the driveway every couple of days, and then shoveling around all the baby fruit trees whose vole guards were overtopped by snow. And … Continue reading

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December Bugs

It’s been quiet here on the BugTracks front lately, as I’ve been devoting all of my computer time to working on the leafminer book. As a result, I’ve decided to take a break from “monthly mysteries” for the winter, since … Continue reading

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Monthly Mystery #20: Mudball on a String

Two weeks ago, as I began exploring the first of seven properties where I am conducting natural resource inventories this year for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, I noticed a little ball of mud hanging from a goldenrod leaf. I … Continue reading

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Alpine Excursions

Yesterday a beautiful wolf spider I posted to BugGuide nearly four years ago finally got identified: Arctosa alpigena (Lycosidae). Although it was quite a while ago, I clearly remember taking that picture.  I was standing on a cold, blustery ridge of … Continue reading

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Arizona Bugs, part 2

If I had to pick a favorite spot out of all the places we explored on our two-and-a-half-month road trip last fall, it would be Madera Canyon in southern Arizona.  The scenery there isn’t particularly eye-catching; in fact, I didn’t … Continue reading

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