Striking Slant Moths
Suzan Bellincampi
I disagree with moth maligners and am amazed and fascinated by the yellow slant line moth and all its moth relations.
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Carpenter Ants, Unwelcome Summer Guests
Suzan Bellincampi
Foraging carpenter ants are looking for sweets and proteins, not unlike many of us.
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Very Hungry Walnut Caterpillars
Suzan Bellincampi
Tiny walnut caterpillars that don’t get eaten and appear in the late summer are ravenous.
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When Butterflies Blend
Suzan Bellincampi
The red spotted purple is one of two varieties of brush-footed butterflies that have the scientific name Limenitis arthemis.
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To Bee or Not to Bee? Ask the Yellow Jackets
Suzan Bellincampi
Wasps, especially yellow jackets, have been out in full force, and folks are noticing and fearing them.
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Cicada Days of Summer Bring Tidings of Fall
Suzan Bellincampi

Annual cicadas have emerged and lore suggests that the first frost occurs six weeks after they begin to sing.

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Dear Damselfly, the Violet Dancer
Suzan Bellincampi
Damselflies are members of the order Odonata, which also includes the more familiar dragonflies.
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Winter Moths Concern Landowners, Confound Scientists
Alex Elvin

With fall coming to an end, winter moths have laid their eggs, but the males can still be seen fluttering around headlights and street lamps across the Island. Many anticipate another wave of defoliation next spring.

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What Happens After Insects Ingest: A Look at Frass
Suzan Bellincampi

What goes in, must come out. While all animals live by this law of digestion, there is one group whose evacuations now have my attention.

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What Big Eyes You Have, Io Moth
Suzan Bellincampi
The Io moth also stood out from the others because of its size and coloration.
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