Thursday, June 25, 2009

What will I be when I grow up?

This is one of the little monsters who have been eating our vegetables. They clearly think our few precious plants are a gourmet meal. I'm not up on my butterflies but I think it is probably going to be a Cabbage White...that's if it lives that long, which is unlikely!

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At 26/6/09 03:51, Blogger karisma said...

Ewwww! It reminds me of one of those army grubs.

At 26/6/09 04:10, Blogger Amrita said...

Oh dear it better take shelter in its cocoon

At 26/6/09 08:36, Blogger Beccy said...

He/she,s actually quite pretty!

At 26/6/09 15:53, Blogger john.g. said...

Chris, it is indeed a cabbage white!

At 26/6/09 22:42, Blogger ChrisB said...

beccy the colouring is quite pretty I agree.

Amrita too late I fear!

John I knew you would have the answer thank for confirmation.

karisma not sure I know what 'army grubs' are so will have to google.

At 27/6/09 05:58, Blogger karisma said...

Chris, army grubs have a tendency to converge upon us once a year. They eat through everything, gardens, lawns, flowers etc.

The first time we encountered them we were advised to poison. The following year I refused to do so. The grass came back greener than ever after they ate it.

I suppose they are referred to as "army" as they converge as one and devour everything in sight. They move from house to house like they are on a secret mission. Eating up all the roots beneath the soil.

The moths that emerge are blue and black. Not sure what they call them.

At 28/6/09 08:44, Blogger Steffi said...

Cool pictures....but I donĀ“t like they in the garden!

At 29/6/09 02:09, Blogger Pamela said...

It's from that book THE HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
heh heh.

My little grandson in California just loved it when I read that to him.

At 1/7/09 14:26, Blogger ChrisB said...

pamela that was a favourite book when my girls were young, and also favourite of the children in my pre-school.


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