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Insects and Peppermints

Like a fuzzy mint confection, this Wool sower gall was a sweet treat for the eyes. Created by the Wool sower wasp (Callirhytis seminator) — or by its grubs — it’s apparently not dangerous to its host (a White oak, … Continue reading

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Paper trail

This European paper wasp (Polistes dominula) was crawling all over, thoroughly inspecting a landscape of mulberry leaves, perhaps looking for the fruit hidden underneath.

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Three-wing flying circus

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, be dazzled by the spectacular sight of a Spicebush swallowtail butterfly (Papilio troilus) sipping on incredible amounts of milkweed. Meanwhile, cringe in trepidation as a sly wasp in sinister brown … Continue reading

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