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Santa Clarita Valley Outdoor Report: Hairpencils

Santa Clarita Valley Outdoor Report: Hairpencils

This is a “Best of Wendy Langhans” Report. What exactly is a hairpencil?  Is it some sort of stick-shaped hair ornament?  Nope.  Hairpencils are cross between (1) lighting a scented candle and (2) spreading pixie dust with a magic wand.  Let me explain. Entomologists use the word “hairpencil” to describe a brush-like structure on the abdomen of some male butterflies ...

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