Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wee Leaf-footed Bug
I had been wondering what had become of the leaf-footed bugs, Leptoglossus zonatus, that were so prevalent last autumn on the pomegranate, the opuntia, the mrytus. These guys feed on many kinds of fruit but around here they're known as Those Pomegranate Bugs because they seem to really like pomegranates. As I walked past the myrtus communis this afternoon, I wondered again but then noticed a tiny dot of orange on a myrtle fruit: one young leaf-footed bug nymph glowing in the western sun.