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Arthur’s Aquarium

I have written a number of entries that I call “The History of the Butterfly” on this blog, and on my other website.  Oarisma poweshiek, the Poweshiek skipper, is an endangered butterfly that was discovered in Grinnell, Iowa, and described … Continue reading

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An Update

If you are familiar with this blog, you might know about the Poweshiek skipper.  You see it mentioned above the upper photo.  History of the butterfly entries are sort of about the people associated with discovering this butterfly, or people … Continue reading

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How Could They Miss the Gray Copper?

One of the themes of my blog is the history surrounding the discovery of a small butterfly, Oarisma poweshiek, or the Poweshiek skipper.  The original description of the butterfly was published in 1870, and authored by Henry W. Parker.  I … Continue reading

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Aphid Outbreaks and Pesticide Applications

The soybean aphid outbreaks were memorable because it was hard to miss the presence of the aerial applicator airplanes.   Although Iowa is a heavy agricultural area with a long history of pesticide use, the added visibility of the aerial applicators … Continue reading

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Clean Beans and the Poweshiek Skipper

The Poweshiek skipper disappeared from Iowa sometime around 2000-2005.  Coincidental with that disappearance were two unusual events.  One was massive outbreaks of soybean aphids, and the other was an irruption of massive quantities of a non-native lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis. … Continue reading

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The Butterfly and Global Warming

            I posted an entry a while back about a computer program that captures news articles about global warming and global climate change, and rates the responses.  That program found some news articles about the Poweshiek skipper, Oarisma poweshiek, and … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts

I started another blog.  I call it Considered Politics.  Occasionally I feel the need to vent about politics, and since we have been called about five times a night for the last couple of weeks, I have found some venom … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly, Part 116: Indian Removal

From the 1829 Inaugural address of Andrew Jackson: “It will be my sincere and constant desire to observe toward the Indian tribes within our limits a just and liberal policy, and to give that humane and considerate attention to their … Continue reading

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The History of the Butterfly, Part 115: 1837

1837 is a pivotal year in our story.  Three really significant things happened (or continued) in this year. In May 23, 1837, Samuel Parker returned from his missionary trip to the Indians of the West Coast of North America, by … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, part 111: Poweshiek the Comedian

Perry Armstrong (Armstrong, 1887) tells a story about Poweshiek, which would have happened shortly after the Black Hawk War. “Powesheik and Keokuk accompanied Black Hawk, Neopope, Winnesheik, Pashepaho and the other Sauk captives to Washington City in 1833.  Whenever and wherever … Continue reading

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