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Two-year Gall

This may be a pretty generic-looking gall wasp (Cynipidae), but it has an interesting history.  My first visit to Nantucket, in September 2011, was an intensive four-day survey with Noah Charney and Sydne Record in which we documented as many … Continue reading

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Overwintering Oak Galls

Last October I spotted a couple of tiny, pearl-like cynipid wasp galls on the underside of a fallen white oak (Quercus alba) leaf. I stuck the leaf in a plastic bag to see if anything would emerge in the spring. … Continue reading

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A Flurry of Emergences

I had four different insects emerge (or try to emerge) yesterday, and I think I’ll just show them all here rather than make four different posts. First, to follow up on my last post, another Tischeria quercitella mine yielded an … Continue reading

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First parasitoid of spring

Since the beginning of March, the signs of spring have been trickling in: arrival of turkey vultures and red-winged blackbirds; migration of blue-spotted salamanders on the first rainy night; skunk cabbage blooming; various insects and spiders becoming active again.  This … Continue reading

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