Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The First Feeble Thrust of the Treehopper Army
This adult treehopper, Antianthe expansa, had the nerve to trespass on my precious Marianna's Peace tomato, said to be the world's most expensive and best tasting beefstake tomato (!!). Remember, these guys overwintered on the cestrum newelii, and I wondered how long it might take for them to discover the nearby juicy tomato vines planted in March. Not long (2 months). There was just this one, and I flicked her to kingdom come.