Saturday, June 5, 2010

Squash Bugs

I posted pics of squash bug eggs a few days ago, promising a photo of the adults. This is what adult squash bugs do to squash leaves:


Here's one of the same leaves with an adult squash bug enjoying h/er lunch. They stick a proboscis of some sort into the leaves and suck the juices out, creating the unsightly splotches you see here. (This squash bug's lunch got rudely interrupted.)


On a zucchini leaf I found this female beginning to lay down a group of eggs. (Alas, she wasn't allowed to finish.)


On another note, anybody know what's up with this lizard's tail? Did it get cut off and is now growing back? Or is this normal? I've never seen a lizard's tail that looks like this.



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