Monday, August 15, 2005

Munching on Lophophora williamsii

Until lately my coldhouse grown Lophophora williamsii (SB 854; Starr Co, Tx; sowed May 1, 2004) were dazzling in their immaculate appearance – until some critter decided to munch on them.

Munched on Lophophora
Munched on Lophophora

The main shoot of my Cylindropuntia tunicata was maimed too. A search of the cacti revealed a great green bush-cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) hiding among the plants. I took the mug shot below before releasing the suspected culprit outdoors.

Captured great green bush-cricket
Captured great green bush-cricket

The harm is not too great and I expect the plants to fully recuperate from the damage.

1 comment:

  1. I just want to say that i like the photo of the grasshopper.You can't really see the glass in front of him so it looks like he has his arms up and saying;"Ok i'll come quietly,don't shoot me!".Don't you think? :o)

    Sharron
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