Don't Judge a Moth by Its Spots
Suzan Bellincampi

Well-named species make me happy.

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Don't Fear the Crane Fly, a Gentle Giant
Suzan Bellincampi

Crane flies are true flies in the family Tipulidae. They have been called mosquito hawks.

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Mourning Cloaks, First Butterflies of Spring
Suzan Bellincampi

Grand surprise is the less-known name of the mourning cloak, (also called a white petticoat), a butterfly that recently emerged from its winter hideaway.

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Missing Moths
Suzan Bellincampi
You might not know what you are missing! This winter we’ve had rain, snow, wild waves and wind, but something has seemingly disappeared from our lives.
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Autumn Arrives Draped in Gossamer
Suzan Bellincampi

Those that believe in magic know that faeries have been busy. That explains wondrous webs that have covered the fields on recent cool, wet mornings.

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Caterpillars on Parade
Suzan Bellincampi
The caterpillar in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland had this recommendation: “Keep your temper.”
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Hungry Hornworms
Suzan Bellincampi
If you have hornworm caterpillars on your plants and are an adventurous eater, here is a suggestion to rid your veggies of this green monster.
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Maggot Magic, Maggot Mayhem
Suzan Bellincampi
There must have been flies on the wall, flies in the ointment, and flies just about everywhere.
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Summer Beetle Battles
Suzan Bellincampi

Forget it and go inside is unfortunately the best advice I can give to those wanting to have supper on their outdoor porches, decks or patios.

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Leopold's Lapse and the Gypsy Moths
Suzan Bellincampi

Reports are coming in of trees covered with dead gypsy moth caterpillars.

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