Saturday, May 31, 2008

The horror!

Husband Kurt just captured this photo of these rather gorgeous tiny alien creatures exploring a bicolor iris bud.


Annie in Austin said...

Knock them into a bucket of soapy water fast, Iris - they sure look like nymphs of the Leaf-footed Stink Bug to me.... and they're plotting to spoil your tomatoes.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

[or you could try putting the soapy water into the shop vac bucket and sucking them up to fall in the water - haven't tried that one, just read about it.]

Iris said...

Oh Annie!
Thank you! I'm pooped now but will knock them into soapy water tomorrow morning for sure.

The tomatoes are in the back yard, many yards away, but now I know to have the eagle-eye out for them, too!

Isn't it weird how such a dramatic looking bug--some might say "pretty"--is so destructive?? Ah, Nature...

Lancashire rose said...

I heard Trish Shirey say that she uses a dustbuster to suck up harlequin bugs. It may work for these little nymphs too. I had a new crop of them this morning. Clearly I am not winning the war.