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08 de junio de 2021

Ants

A fairly comprehensive check today:
-Dark rover ants were active in large numbers on the plant with scale insects. The ants did not seem particularly interactive with the scale insects.
There is abundant new growth on most of the trees, but particularly on the two that were most heavily populated with the Lactura subfervens larvae. There are very few buds on any of the plants. I wonder if they will even bloom this year?

Anotado en 08 de junio de 2021 a las 11:38 PM por waltermellon waltermellon | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario

06 de junio de 2021

Speckled lactura and Spined soldier bug

Today for the first time since I began observing in 2021, there are no Speckled lacturas nor Spined soldier bugs. It has been 7-10 days since I last checked them due to weather and house guests.

Anotado en 06 de junio de 2021 a las 02:07 AM por waltermellon waltermellon | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

07 de mayo de 2021

Green lynx spiders

I have been wondering where all the green lynxes were, I usually have an abundance of them earlier than now . Today I saw the very first ones of the year on several of my Gum bumelia. I must have seen 4 or 5 of them, all very tiny, and every one was in proximity to leafhoppers.

Anotado en 07 de mayo de 2021 a las 12:44 PM por waltermellon waltermellon | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

Speckled lactura Moth, Lactura subfervens

They are starting to diminish in numbers now from the first observation. I see them in a flimsy web here and there in the plant, not sure if these are cocoons as I know nothing about their reproduction. I have not seen a single adult on or around any of the 15 or so plants. Must try to catch an adult, perhaps at night. The Speckled lactura is a food source for predatory stink bugs and other predators. I need to compile the observations I have of the several observed predators.

Anotado en 07 de mayo de 2021 a las 01:22 AM por waltermellon waltermellon | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

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