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Silk on Stink Bug Eggs, Part 2

In my last post I wrote about a little wasp in Mexico that apparently spins silk over stink bug eggs after it inserts its own eggs inside them. Several people had told me confidently that it was a pteromalid, so I … 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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Space Debris

I just came across this photo from July.  It’s a bunch of stink bug hatchlings on a window, clustered around the eggs from which they hatched, viewed from the other side of the glass.  But the black background and white … Continue reading

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Arizona Bugs

In my photo sorting I’m now up to early November of last year, when Julia and I spent a day at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument at the southern edge of Arizona.  Although we found some interesting leafminers there, what … 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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Halloween Bugs

Two weeks ago on Mary’s Peak in Oregon’s Coast Range, Julia and I found a couple of these caterpillars sporting a striking Halloween color scheme: A quick internet search for “orange and black caterpillar” revealed them to be larvae of … Continue reading

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Contortionists

Well, as promised, I’m thoroughly impressed!  Four of you correctly (and independently) guessed that the face in my last post belonged to a walkingstick nymph.  I suppose Matt gets the prize for identifying it to species: Diapheromera femorata, the northern walkingstick. … Continue reading

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