Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bugs in the fall

This gigantic grasshopper was frequently found on the fuji apple tree. Not sure why - it didn't seem to have too much damage. Also found 2 of these gorgeous caterpillars living in the grass/weeds when I cleared the small area near the garage. Same color as monarch but I don't think they are - a different enough pattern - but with some searching I have yet to figure out what they are. Also found some very large caterpillar droppings under the purple potato bush (Lycianthes rantonnetii, but haven't been able to find the culprit... wonder if it's a tomato hornworm or something.

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