Lovely leaf roller

Along the hammock trail at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, the handiwork of crafty moth larvae is evident upon the leaves of shiny-leaved wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa). Unroll the leaf, and you are most likely to find only frass (insect…

Darling domatia

Insect - plant interrelationships are amazingly complex and curious, likely the result of eons of co-evolution. Galls are abnormal growths caused by mites, fungi, and insects, the product of intimate and often species-specific associations. Domatia are different. They are not…