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Invertebrate Signs

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A quick look recently at the underside of a wooden bench sitting in the middle of a nearby field revealed a multitude of signs of insects and spiders that sought shelter in this protected spot.  They included the empty chrysalis of a monarch butterfly, the flat, red egg  sac of a Phrurotimpus  antmimic  spider (look closely and you’ll see bumps in the middle  made by the eggs underneath the silk), the silk and twig case of a bagworm moth larva , and a cocoon which is housing the pupa of a moth. 

8 responses

  1. So wonderful to meet you and hear your talk last night at the Nashoba River Watershed Association last night! I very much enjoyed it. Thank you so much.

    December 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    • Thank you, Beth. It was a wonderful group, and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening as well!

      December 3, 2011 at 2:58 am

  2. “the silk and twig case of a bagworm moth larva” … Wow, for some reason I’m thrilled to know what these funny little twigs are 🙂

    December 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm

  3. Carlene Squires


    December 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm

  4. Jean Harrison

    This is a wonderful collection of invertebrates. I really like these photos.

    December 3, 2011 at 4:44 am

    • Thanks so much, Jean. Their quality isn’t super, but the subject I find interesting!

      December 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

  5. Very nice! And congratulations on the award!

    December 7, 2011 at 4:56 am

    • Thanks so much, Charley! And you on yours!

      December 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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