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 Post subject: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:52 am 
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I thought this might be a really good place to share pictures of bugs.
I'll get the show on the road and you can all join in with your fantastic bug shots. :D
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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:59 am 
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This one is a hawk moth.(Sphingidae)
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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:02 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:22 am 
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Cool duff 8-)
I haven't identified this mornings find yet. OMG is that the time, I must away.

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:56 pm 
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I have probably found four different colonies of these bugs in the last week, all have been on tomato plants. The eggs were beautifully laid on the underside of the leaf and only found after they had started to hatch. Stay tuned as I have a series of photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:13 pm 
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are the pittosporums goodie bugs or baddie bugs Faye ?

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:21 am 
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Well actually, those bugs surpised me and were then found to be shield bugs at the next stage when they did another moult. :learn:
I would say bad bugs chillidude as they are sap suckers and so many of them on tomatoes is not good, other than for the purpose of research and photographic purposes.
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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
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Like these Faye ?


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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:09 pm 
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Can anyone tell me whether these flies/wasps are friend or foe? :dunno:

They overnight in clusters on the tenderest shoots of various plants, eg citrus, natives, hazelnuts, etc, weighing the tip down. If they're sap-suckers I don't want to know them, but if they're harmless I'll leave them alone.

I have seen them each summer only, so I guess they have a pupal stage that I'm not able to associate with them at this stage.


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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:02 pm 
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Look like wasps to me, don;t know if they are European wasps, might be worth sending a picture to the Ag dept just to be sure.

http://agspsrv34.agric.wa.gov.au/ento/S ... wasps.html

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:24 pm 
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What do you think this is Faye. I was going to bring it in for you tomorrow but I thought it would be better to let him live. Rather than endure :poke: for a week or two. Hehe :duck:


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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
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I need to examine under my maginfying glass Mitch. Promise I'll let it live.
Can you bring it in tomorrow? Please? :joy:

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:01 am 
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Well, well, well. I took your advice, EB, and sent the pic of my wasps to the Ag Department.

Turns out they are male Hairy Flower Wasps, native to Australia, and they cluster like that while waiting for the females to emerge (what's new in the world :wink: )

I'm told that they are parasites of the lavae of scarab beetles, so maybe I'll just leave them be to get on with whatever they're getting on with.

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 Post subject: Re: Backyard Bugs
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:40 pm 
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Well there you go, never heard of them before... Nice to have government departments like the Ag department on hand, and very quick response... :shock:

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