Archive for the ‘Insects’ Category

Water Droplets and Webs

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Water Droplets

Water Droplets

Who made the webs???

Webs


Critters

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Critters that I am fine with–

Monarch

Ladybug

Wasp

Wasp

Critters that are frustrating and creep me out–
Spider Mites

Web

Web


Webs

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Webs

Webs


Holey Petals

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Holey Petals


Salvia Leaves–Damage

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Newly planted Salvia showing signs of insect damage.

Salvia Leaves Damage

Salvia Leaves Damage


Flower with Insect

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Flower with Insect

Flower with an insect, at the neighborhood nursery.


In the Courtyard Today

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Bachelor Button

Bachelor Button

Bachelor Button

Bachelor Button
Bachelor Button
Bachelor Button

Passiflora Leaf

Passiflora Leaf

Hibiscus trionum

Hibiscus trionum

Hibiscus trionum


Blooming Kalanchoe beharensis Fang

Sunday, April 7th, 2019

Kalanchoe beharensis Fang

Kalanchoe beharensis Fang

Kalanchoe beharensis Fang

Earwigs love to live in the top leaves of the plant. I use a soft brush to remove them and their debris.

And to remove debris that collects on their leaves.

Kalanchoe beharensis Fang

Kalanchoe beharensis Fang

Kalanchoe beharensis Fang

Kalanchoe beharensis Fang


After the Storm

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

Caterpillar

Caterpillar Chrysalis

Caterpillar Chrysalis Detail


Gulf Fritillary

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Recently found two Gulf Fritillary on my passiflora. When I converted part of the courtyard to succulents and drought tolerant plants, I made the mistake of moving my passiflora. It did not survive. There were some volunteers in another garden that I transferred to trellises in the courtyard. That is where the two Gulf Fritillary were found.

In the past, the majority of the Gulf Fritillary made it through their cycle to emerge as lovely butterflies. The first time I saw one I mistakenly thought it was a Monarch. Now I know they look nothing alike. Well, both have orange and black wings.

Need to check my archives for photos of Gulf Fritillary.

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary 1, 2019 January 20

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary 2, 2019 January 21

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary 2, 2019 January 31

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary 1, 2019 February 1


Monarch Emerged

Monarch emerged 2017 October 13.


February 12 2019

Cat 1

Cat 2

Tendril

A Lovely Tendril