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Introducing Fenusa julia

The summer before last, Julia and I took a trip out to Colorado and some Midwestern prairies, partly to visit some friends and partly to fill in some gaps in our leafminer explorations (which had taken us all around the perimeter of the US, but had so far missed the whole area bounded by Ohio and California, South Dakota and Texas). 317 more words


Pest: Sawflies (Caliroa cerasi, Cladius difformis, Cladius difformis, Noediprion spp., Pontania pacifica, Hartigla cresseni)

Pest Type: Insect Pest

Major Identifying Features: Adult females have a sawlike abdominal appendage used for inserting eggs in foliage, adults have to pair of wings that are dark, wasp-like, flat insects, 0.5 inch long or shorter, six or more prolegs on the abdomen, one large eye on each side of the head… 114 more words

At the End of a Fern (Sawfly, Symphyta)

It looks like it’s staring down the gauntlet at me. Or waiting at the end of the gauntlet. Might have to name it “Monday.” 6 more words

Macro Photography

Tritrophic experiments with plants, herbivorous insects and birds – Part 6: Study about the attraction of birds to pines damaged by pine sawfly larvae

I will in this post tell about our latest publication. The title of that article is “The attraction of insectivorous tit species to herbivore-damaged Scots pines… 877 more words


Tritrophic experiments with plants, herbivorous insects and birds – Part 2: Herbivorous insects

After plants it’s time think about what herbivorous insects would be useful for a tritrophic experiment.

Species: The plant species of the experiment has of course an effect on the possible herbivorous insect species. 769 more words