Archive for the ‘Insects’ Category

Butterfly–Gulf Fritillary

Sunday, October 4th, 2020


A Little Bit of Yellow

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

Detail Dietes Flower


Aphids on Milkweed Plants
Yellow Aphids

Yellow Aphids

The Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Visited the Garden Again, Today

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

The draw to the garden is the Passiflora.


Wikipedia–Gulf Fritillary

A Gulf Fritillary caterpillar found in the garden in 2019.

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

Its chrysalis–

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis

Crassula capitella Red Pagoda and Mealybugs

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Nearly all of my Crassula capitella Red Pagoda have these–

Pagoda Insects


I cleaned the plants and placed them in the plant hospital in the upstairs bathroom. Plan to give the plants a little time to see if more mealybugs surface. If they do I will dispose of the plants.

Crassula capitella Red Pagoda

The day I brought the Crassula capitella Red Pagoda home in 2018. It is the plant on the right.

The Echeveria Black Knight today–

Echeveria Black Knight

Morning Glory

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Morning Glory

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Attempted to take a photo of a Gulf fritillary butterfly that visited my courtyard garden.

All of the photos were blurry. Wouldn’t pause long enough to see its wing detail.

Gulf Fritillary butterfly

Just as I put my phone in my pocket, it flew around my head and landed on a Passiflora leaf. I put my hand down next to it.

Its antenna stroked my finger. Much cooler than a photo!
It is important to live in the moment, to contemplate something beautiful.


Monday, August 17th, 2020

June 14, Bromeliads to Move, Callistemon Pruned, Location Too Sunny


Bromeliads Moved to a Shadier Area


August 17, Bromeliad Flower

Bromeliad Flower

August 17, Bromeliad With the Addition of a Spider Web

Bromeliad Flower with Spider Web

Caterpillars on a Variegated Brugmansia

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Worm on Brug

Worm on Brug

Worm on Brug

Worm on Brug

Worm on Brug

Worm on Brug

Thistle and a Bee

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Dried Thistle

Dried Thistle

August 13, 4 Days Later

Dried Thistle

August 14, 5 Days Later

Dried Thistle

While taking photos of the dried thistle, noticed one busy bee.

Bee on Thistle

Brugmansia Leaves

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

Brugmansia Leaf Damage

Brug Leaf Damage

Worm on Leaf

Callistemon Litter on Brugmansia Leaf

Callistemon on Leaf