Sunday, October 17, 2010
Cal Poly Pumpkin Fest #3: The Bugs
And there were a few bugs mixed in among the pumpkins.
Then a striped cucumber beetle, genus Acalymma, showed its stripes on a pumpkin stem. These beetles are pests on pumpkins as well as cucumbers.
Back home, I noticed this ladybird beetle pupa. In the pumpkin field I had seen some ladybirds but they were too fast for the camera. This one, not so much.
We saw a few other types of beetles but they too were fast and scurried away into the mass of pumpkinness that defines Pumpkin Fest.