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Winter Butterflies

It’s not unusual to have a few moths appear in the house over the course of the winter, presumably having woken up prematurely after having been brought in with firewood. This winter, however, is the first time I’ve ever had … Continue reading

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Campoplegines, Part 3

I’ll conclude Campopleginae Week with this cocoon I found on a spicebush (Lindera benzoin) leaf in September: The host plant and the big fake eyes on the caterpillar skin identify the ichneumon’s host as ¬†a spicebush swallowtail (Papilionidae:¬†Papilio troilus). The … Continue reading

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