Thursday, June 13, 2013

Black aphids

in the  climbing nasturtiums. Little beetle larvae in the grapes. I spent some time hand picking these. Every time along with the little bugs and wormy things came ants. I hate to deny busy ant creatures their food, especially if they eat little bugs I want gone. I may as well leave the work to the ants.

I do pull leaves filled with bugs off of broccoli and kale. Ants don't seem to find them. I entertain growing suspicion that cabbage butterflies (the cute little white ones) hatch a pupal stage from these aphids. Okay, I will look it up.


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