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Friday, May 27, 2011

More bugs

This green Spittle Bug had just climbed out of its hiding place and offered a good photograph. They are very small, less than ½ and inch in length. Only the nymphs live in these balls of spittle.

An unknown and mysterious bug….. I cannot find the likes of it anywhere so if someone know what it is, I would appreciate you letting me know.

A Shield bug which I cannot find a name for…….

Now this is not the place to go and sit down. It is a Euphorbia and grows almost as a creeper. Many of the same species are trees which grow to a great height.

On the very tip of a thorn I noticed these amazing eggs. Do enlarge the picture to see the neat ring around the base of them. Although there was a tiny fly on it, I think it was just feeding and could not have either laid or come from those eggs.

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