21.4.11

Leaf Beetles



Oh dear, oh dear!
The leaf beetles are here. 
Didn't they leave after my pumpkin harvest last year?
Why is this one resting on my Zinnia?


They have a special knack,
To track down their favourite snack.
Now they are all back,
For the watermelon attack.


Titty fruit leaves, soft and furry,
Also tasty, crunchy and yummy.
When it has filled up its tummy,
I hope it doesn't start a family.

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39 comments:

  1. What an amazing closeup in the last image. I had no idea this was a leaf until I really looked when I enlarged the grouping. It looks like a warm, fuzzy blanket. This would be a fine lighting entry.

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  2. great pictures...hoping they are just there for a short visit...

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  3. I thought it was daisy at first glance and not zinnia. Better rest on the zinnia rather than watermelon eh;-).

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  4. Lovely pictures - the beetles are much at home snacking away!

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  5. Great macro pictures, and sorry about the pest - my garden is full of aphids right now :(. I love the poem at the end.

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  6. Lovely!Hope they don't eat too much!

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  7. Does the leaf beetle try to disguise itself as a ladybird ?

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  8. Amazing photos but how are you going to get rid of them? Do you pick them off?

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  9. As always, great pictures One, and cute rhyming poem too.

    Is the last picture a ladybug?

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  10. What a happy family.

    You and they..

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  11. What a funny post. You are really having a good time with your insects. If you can't beat them, join them!

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  12. You must have very good eyes! I can't see that well, so bugs don't bug me!

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  13. Hope they leave you some ! Nice close up shot!

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  14. Fabulous photos. You will have to stop growing such tasty watermelons!

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  15. a really great capture here... glad to have found you!!

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  16. Great catch on that little guy.

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  17. Great macro shots. I love how close you got!

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  18. Fun post...love the poem!

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  19. Looks like Onenezz has become a favourite retreat for the bugs and other garden creatures! Does Onenezz accept cats? :)

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  20. I'm with Darla -- squash those bugs!

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  21. Oh dear the dreaded lily beetle. It is not a friend of a gardener. V

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  22. Great poem. Hopefully the leaf beetle doesn't have friends or the ambition to lay a family. Have a great weekend!

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  23. I chucked reading ... hope it was the intent! Great photos ... gardeners are invisible! Forge on ... :)

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  24. Szkodnik wstrętny, ale zdjęcia śliczne. Serdecznie pozdrawiam

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  25. Wha t a fun lady bug! Love the closeup~ Paula from Idaho http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hi Chief 001, I've come back from the mission you assigned me and you can find my report addressed to you, on;

    http://travel-i-tales.blogspot.com/2011/04/reporting-to-001mission-quite.html

    I hope you send me on another mission soon. Yesterday I absentmindedly went in search of Katarina for her theme forgetting that she is on a hiatus. I'm off on a Star Cruise to Phuket tomorrow. Want me to bring you a sunset viewed from the deck ?
    Love your close up of the leaf-eating beetle, by the way!
    Rosie

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  27. Your pictures are unreal. I hate that you have beetles but your picturee is great.

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  28. Excellento! Very nice pics!

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  29. I just love your photos - and your poem today! beautiful!

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  30. Dear One, Love your clever rhyme ... It is perfect for your amazing photos. P x

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  31. Cute poem and wonderful closeups.

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  32. Just gorgeous!!

    Here's my critters post. Have a nice Easter celebration.

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  33. So pretty!
    Please come and see my critters, thanks!

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  34. you can take much larger image of macros thru reverse ring lens just like what I do. ;)

    -glenn

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  35. Aren't they pretty though?

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  36. He is a handsome bug though. Loved the poem!

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  37. The beetles looks cute but yeah, we hate them touch our leaves and flowers. :) Been busy for Easter. Sorry for my late visit but my post is not late :) Hope you can visit my Fertilizer Friday here.

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  38. Following via Flaunt Your Flowers
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Life Below Zero
    http://casinofreebies3.blogspot.com/

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