Tag Archives: wood borer

More Firewood Dwellers

I’ve been splitting a lot of firewood lately, and every once in a while I hit a log just right to reveal something interesting inside.  Everything shown below came from red maple, just as the beetles and wasps shown here … Continue reading

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Fall Cleaning

The November before last I posted a picture of some wasp larvae a friend had found in the burrow of a wood-boring beetle larva while whittling by a campfire.  The following May, I posted photos of the adult pteromalids.  I suppose it was … Continue reading

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Wood-boring Beetle Parasitoids

Last week I was sitting with some friends around a campfire, making soup in a hollowed-out pumpkin.  One of them was whittling away at a piece of a red maple branch when, suddenly, she got to this: I have my … Continue reading

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