Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mysterious Insect


Most insects are mysterious to a botanist, but this one, encountered about a month ago at Princeton's Rogers Refuge, down from the Institute Woods, was particularly so. Something had used a purple loosestrife leaf to hold what looked like a miniature bundle of cotton candy.

The remains of a caterpillar were still there. My crack research team is on the case, with a breakthrough expected any day.

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