Daniel McClosky Curator

Joined: Jan 30, 2018 Last Active: Jan 21, 2021

Insect Galls on Goldenrods:

Happy to be right; happier to be shown to be wrong.

Please try to emphasize observable features of the specimen when making an identification, rather than appealing to the location. "X is not native to this region" is not a compelling reason to disagree with someone's identification of X. Animals move, spores blow, and seeds travel. Nature doesn't read the published range maps. Neither do gardeners and released pets.

Location is a clue, but not a proof, of ID.

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