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Spring can be a pain in the A--!

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Jean, May 10, 2009.

  1. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Not something I wanted to see and they didn't live long.
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  2. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    My Goodness! Did you kill them?
    Are they grasshoppers or locusts?
     
  3. Jean

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    Not sure what they were but they are dead now.:D
     
  4. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Oh my gosh, Jean! If you didn't have such juicy delicious stuff for them to much on........ Glad they are dead. I saw a brown moth fly out of an orchid the other day and I know to keep an eye on it for those awful fat brown worms that eat more than my teenage sons (and daughter) did! I have to say, those green guys are healthy little buggers.
     
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    Mary Jane New Member

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    Plumeria?
     
  6. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    If they weren't so distructive I'd say they're cute.
     
  7. Jean

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    Yes, I was surprised too. Plumerias are usually not bothered by bugs but I believe these guys just hatched. No damage to any leaves.
     
  8. Mary Jane

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    I'm glad they didn't eat your leaves, Jean. Grasshoppers are hungry buggers.

    Those babies are cute as hell, though, don't you think?
     
  9. Jean

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    No! Not when they'r on my plant.
     
  10. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    lol, I understand. I'm just glad I've never had that happen to my plants.
     
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    Ewwwwwwwwwwwww, ick, yuck. *shudder* I'm glad I don't live in Texas. :poke:;)
     
  12. Jean

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    You don't have grasshoppers or locusts where you live, Posey????
     
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    I've never seen nothing like that, nope not here. Very rarely I'll see a big grasshopper maybe twice a year but not every year. Maybe my lizards eat them all. I have nearly a ton of lizards and they are multiplying like crazy. Both day and night lizards. I like my little lizards big time. I don't see that stuff at the barn though either. One time I had a HUGE colony of thousands of lady bugs hibernating, I guess, in the corner of my tack room. That was pretty cool.
     
  14. Mary Jane

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    I've never seen a bunch of baby grasshoppers like that, either. That's wild.
    Wouldn't mind seeing them, if they were all gathered on something like kudzu or goldenrod. On my gardernias or other garden plants, nah, wouldn't care for that.
     
  15. Brant

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    i have a similar pic, also on plumeria. they never had the chance to munch, cuz i sprayed them into an early retirement.
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  16. Mary Jane

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    I thought you were a "all creatures great and small" kind of guy, Brant!
     
  17. Brant

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    i can be, but not when my plants are involved :)

    just this AM a Coyote was cruising by my back gate as i went out,
    i thought this is the one the neighbors with cats and yappy dogs are all in a tizzy about..then i thought " now i no why all the cats iz askeered or dead & missing yapper posters are up" the Coyote was doing no injustice to ME.

    but Coqui frogs in Hawaii should be destroyed...same as hungry grasshopper hatchlings.
     
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    I saw a coyote in my back yard last week, haven't seen it since and I don't see a drastic change in the feral cat population, either. There's plenty around, wish he would have found a couple...

    I'm not privvy to the song of the Coqui, are they that bad or is there another reason they are vilified?
     
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    EdM Member in Good Standing

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    One, is a grasshopper.

    This many, is locusts.
     
  20. Brant

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    i believe vilification is mostly due to the inncesant croaking ..maybe they have BO as well ??