Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Bugs


This past weekend was glorious weather, so I went out to the beach farm to plant a bit more garlic and pull some brassica. I found myself kneeling, searching the soil for creatures after pulling a particular weed, which I cannot name, with several minuscule white creatures.

The weed.

The bug. Seriously small -those are grains of sand beneath, amazing I saw them at all. Good, bad, or ugly -still don't know.

It made me curious about other inhabitants of roots. I found this millipede in the roots dead basil plants.



I turned to see this fly on a recently cut broccoli floret. 

Lapping it up, eh. A testament to the sweet juices of autumnal broccoli. Click on the image for even more detail.



6 comments:

  1. Sweet insect photos. I love those syrphid flies that look like they're wearing supercool shades.

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  2. Any more detail and I'll have nightmares. Cool pix, though.

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  3. What, are you trying to tease me with the macra???

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  4. You're camera's coming back to you. Can't you hear its little footsteps?

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