Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Wildlife Wednesday - Green Vegetable bug

Sorry I'm late. I had to do a computer upgrade and that's just a nightmare - for me anyway! It's going to take me weeks to get the hang of all this new stuff, not to mention find everything!!

So, anyway, today is a little bug, which I think is a Green Vegetable Bug, but you know me and ID. You can check out the Australian Museum site here and see what you think.

They use their mouth parts to pierce plants and suck out the juices - the original juice diet :)

We live near a river, so I make a little visit down there about once a year to collect ribbon weed to use as mulch for my garden. I checked the legislation and you are allowed to do this in small doses :)

So I went the other week and grabbed a great pile of weed at low tide. Then I came home and hosed it down to get rid of as much salt as I could, then I thickly coated my garden in mulch.

In the weed was this bug. I was a bit surprised as I wasn't expecting live critters in the dead weed, so I'm not sure where he came from but he was pretty!

On a completely different note: my neighbour is chopping down all his gums that lined his driveway right next to my house. These trees were the homes to many of the birds who featured on Wildlife Wednesday...not sure how my bird visitor numbers will go now. I'm a bit my office is going to get awfully hot in summer. PS. Not all the trees went - just a couple. Phew!

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