Saturday, 16 September 2017

Sharing

A Differential Grasshopper and a Japanese Beetle share a yummy dinner on my runner bean leaves.
The Japanese Beetle is an unwanted import from... yes, you guessed right.... Japan, first noticed in North America in 1916, but the Differential Grasshopper is native to Southern Ontario. Easily identified by that distinct herringbone pattern on his legs. Both these creatures are considered crop pests. I wish they would stay away from my beans!


16 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

The pests (introduced or not) do find the best things to munch on don't they? Sigh. I don't think I have ever seen a weed infested with bugs.

Marie Smith said...

The grasshoppers are out in full force here too. I'm not sure about those beetles though.

Revrunner said...

Interesting that you should post this today. In a few minutes, I'm on my way out the door in search of the Emerald Ash Borer that's presently causing so much damage to our native ash trees.

LL Cool Joe said...

Well at least it was a great photo opportunity! Excellent shot!

Lowell said...

There have been times when I've notice quite a few grasshoppers down here but I wouldn't have a clue as to what brand they were...to me a grasshopper is a grasshopper, patterned or not. I dislike those beetles intensely. They are ravenous and dumb! Aargh.

Lowell said...

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Giga said...

I do not like such not invited "guests" on your bean. * Unfortunately I am not yet after hip surgery. The hospital prolongs the deadline. I'm waiting for the phone and I'm at the end of mental toughness. Regards.

Pat Tillett said...

We don't see many grasshoppers these days, but Japanese Beetles are very common. Really nice photo! Especially when enlarged...

William Kendall said...

They certainly are efficient, aren't they?

bill burke said...

The pests are very annoying and it seems whatever you do they still come back. Haven't seen any grasshoppers here but there are some annoying beetles that hang out at the community garden.
Nice photo of the pests.

Maggie May said...

The photo was brilliant. I suppose bugs have to eat! Not on our crops though!!!!!!!
Maggie x

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very strange dinner companions Shammi 😀 imported bugs are a problem here also, which is amazing considering how tough our restrictions.

Lady Fi said...

Nice shot.

Angela said...

I dislike pests and placing chemicals to get ready of them isn't desirable. You did got a great photo!

photowannabe said...

It's always a fight between the produce and the pests.
Hope you win....
Great close-up.

Lowell said...

But your beans are so tasty! Funny comment on Ocala. But my front door looks a little better than that! And the 3 Stooges aren't hanging around! :)