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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Leptoglossus Next Gen

So here are the little ones offsprung from the Leptoglossus zonata that met its doom earlier in the month among the myrtle leaves, or another mother bug very much like that one.

These leaf-footed bugs eat fruits of various types, including these appealing myrtle berries. The berries are said to be edible, though I haven't tried them. Industrious people also make them into liqueur; Martha Stewart types might infuse 'em in vodka. According to the lore of the internet, birds do eat these berries. Our local wild birds . . . do not. Maybe we have the wrong kind of birds.

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