Sumac Gall Aphids – Master Tricksters

I was walking around in a cemetery with a friend who¬†spotted these strange balls on staghorn sumac leaves: I figured they were a galls, which are swellings in plants caused by parasitic fungi, bacteria, nematodes, or in most cases, insects and mites. It’s always fun to crack open galls to find out what is living […]

Aphid Evolution Blog Post

Hey y’all, check out this blog post I wrote about some of my research on aphids¬†over at Andrew Hendry’s blog. If you think that variation within species and ongoing evolutionary dynamics don’t matter, think again! FacebookTwitterGoogle+