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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/1/2012, 7:33 am

The avatar theme for June. June Bugs!!! Pretty bugs. Ugly bugs. Good bugs and bad bugs. Post up your favorite garden bug or your garden nemesis that you just can't seem to get rid of.

No mating bugs please Very Happy

Thanks to gwennifer and the Pacific Northwest region for the June Bugs idea Like a Star @ heaven

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Post  walshevak on 6/1/2012, 9:41 am

Mine is the DINNER BUG.

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Post  gregrenee88 on 6/1/2012, 12:42 pm

Our daughter found this little guy on one of those "free" flowers you don't have to pay for in our lawn. He is definitely beneficial to pollinate our budding veggies.
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Post  gregrenee88 on 6/1/2012, 12:43 pm

@walshevak wrote:Mine is the DINNER BUG.

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Post  gwennifer on 6/1/2012, 12:47 pm

cheyannarach also thought of June bugs!

CapeCoddess asked if we would please post whether our avatar bugs are beneficial or not. Great idea!

I've added a cabbage moth to my avatar. This bug is my enemy. They flutter around all pretty like and lay teeny tiny eggs on the underside of my cauliflower and broccoli leaves. The eggs are slighty yellow and easy to spot once you know to look for them. They hatch into teeny tiny green caterpillars that are not as easy to spot. They are very hungry and will munch, munch, munch until they are big, fat caterpillars. Spraying once a week with BT is an organic method that will kill caterpillars. Even better is covering your brassicas with tulle so the moths can't lay their eggs on them in the first place.
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Post  littlesapphire on 6/1/2012, 2:28 pm

I'm always picking up bugs, to the agitation of my loving husband who fears creepy crawlies, lol. So here's a picture of me with a lovely grass hopper.

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Post  Lindacol on 6/1/2012, 3:17 pm

Mine is this little praying mantis that my daughter found recently. Love the picture with reflection in the blue cup.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/1/2012, 7:06 pm

@littlesapphire wrote:I'm always picking up bugs, to the agitation of my loving husband who fears creepy crawlies, lol. So here's a picture of me with a lovely grass hopper.

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Looks like good fishin bait Very Happy

Mine is this little praying mantis that my daughter found recently. Love the picture with reflection in the blue cup.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/1/2012, 7:38 pm

Ooohhh that lizard is so pretty! Is that a pet or something that is wild in your area?

I don't know what this bug is or what it does or doesn't do. I've only seen one and since the bugs shown so far are so pretty I'll use it for now. If anyone knows anything about it, I'd love the info!
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Thanks for the heads up on the cabbage moth, Gwennifer! I see them around here and didn't know they were one of the bad guys. I'll keep an eye out for the eggs.

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Post  camprn on 6/1/2012, 9:44 pm

One of my queens Very Happy She is very beneficial... all her daughters have been very busy and I will probably extract honey in a week or two... Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs! 498988 Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs! 959632
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Post  PeonyLover on 6/1/2012, 9:54 pm

I always liked caterpillars...just NOT on my tomatoes. Laughing
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Post  walshevak on 6/1/2012, 11:53 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Ooohhh that lizard is so pretty! Is that a pet or something that is wild in your area?CC

It is a tokay gecko and they are wild in the Philippines where this picture was taken. Spot stalked that bug across the ceiling for 2 hours before he finally got dinner

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My interesting (read: ugly Shocked) looking tortoise beetle. Luckily I am not seeing many of these after my first encounter a week or so ago.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/2/2012, 8:10 am

I'm not even going to enlarge that beetle, Jenn. Gruesome! Shocked
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@JennAndCompany wrote:Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs! Tortoi12

My interesting (read: ugly Shocked) looking tortoise beetle. Luckily I am not seeing many of these after my first encounter a week or so ago.


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I think I might have seen one in my garden, too. What can we put on them to get rid of them? Also saw a striped potato beetle I think.
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/2/2012, 9:23 am

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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/2/2012, 9:26 am

Lol, is that from Bugs Life? Ants? I can't remember which...

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/2/2012, 1:17 pm

That's from Bug's Life Rooster!

My bug is a ten lined June beetle. We discovered these weird creatures a couple years ago when one flew into our house one night, he flew into the ceiling fan and came crashing down on me EEEEK! He flew up again and it looked the size of a small bird. We finally managed to catch him and we caught a girl outside out them in a jar together and they hissed at eachother. As far a I know they haven't been a garden pest to me, they lay eggs in soil and feed off of grass/plant roots. Those are the only two I have ever seen.

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Post  camprn on 6/2/2012, 1:34 pm

@cheyannarach wrote:
My bug is a ten lined June beetle.
THAT is a cool looking insect!


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Post  southern gardener on 6/2/2012, 1:56 pm

some good ones out there!!
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Post  PeonyLover on 6/2/2012, 6:05 pm

Heimlich he's in A Bug's Life. And a pretty funny bug.
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Post  cheyannarach on 6/2/2012, 8:08 pm

@camprn wrote:
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THAT is a cool looking insect!

They are pretty cool bugs, you should see them fly, it's crazy, I thought it was a small bird or bat at first.
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Post  Daniel9999 on 6/2/2012, 8:15 pm

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/2/2012, 8:22 pm

OMG!!! Is that mantis for real??? You guys have some STRANGE friggen bugs out west...

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Post  Daniel9999 on 6/2/2012, 10:25 pm

Yep they are real....

Several species of mantis camouflage them selves as flowers.

Unfortunately none of those species is native to Oregon....the spiny flower mantis is native to Africa....though people here in the States do raise them as pets.

What we do have in Oregon is flower spiders....

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