Category Archives: insects

Angle Shades Caterpillar Work

This spring I captured an American Angle Shades (Euplexia benesimilis) and kept it in a container for a day or two. During that time it laid quite a few eggs. After reading up on what the caterpillars eat, I learned … Continue reading

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Catch up Day

With little in particular scheduled today, I decided to work on some of the 22000+ photo backlog I have (with pictures going back to 2008). I ended up focusing on photos from the first three months of 2010 and was … Continue reading

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Afternoon Walk

Thursdays are days when I have calls, and as a result I spent a good chunk of today occupied with them and did not feel like I spent too much time outside. I did go for a walk this afternoon … Continue reading

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Indian River Valley

After a brief walk around the park this morning, I went with Connor, Rowan, and my dad up Indian River for a while. It started out clear and sunny this morning, but by the time we were coming back, the … Continue reading

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American Angle Shades (Euplexia benesimilis)

In the 2012 checklist of Alaska moths, American angle shades (Euplexia benesimilis) was not treated. Last year, one was captured and photographed from Galankin Island for the first known state record (with the proviso that there is a Eurasian species … Continue reading

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Yellow Jacket Nest

On a recent walk to the park, I was interested to notice at least two different chunks of yellow jacket nests on the ground along the trail. I’m not sure what species was working on them – I’ve seen a … Continue reading

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