Bestiary

Found recently at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge:
Fall webworm, Hyphantria cunea. A potential defoliator, known to munch on 400 species of woody plants. It’s also host to over 50 species of parasitic wasps and flies.
Leopard slug, Limax maximus. Invasive, imported from Europe. Approximately 4” long.
The main body of this web was over a foot across. Total length from anchoring strands above and below, approximately five feet.
Unidentified but friendly insect. Do you know what this is?
Least sandpiper, Calidris minutilla. Stalking the duck weedy edge of the East Pond.

1 Response to “Bestiary”


  1. 1 Paul Lamb August 25, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Nice stuff, all of it!


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