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Whats bugging me today!

Hi Chris, I was so interested in your blog post the other day on the bugs and creatures in your garden, that I decided to take a walk around my garden too, to see if I can also come up with some interesting bug-a-boos! I was so amazed at what I saw! Maybe you and our friends out there can recognise some of them!

[one_half]Cabbage Butterfly caterpillarsCabbage White Butterfly caterpillar[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Aphids on rose budAphids and ants on my rosebuds[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Huge mothHuge moth – not sure what it is![/one_half]

[one_half_last]GrasshopperGrasshopper – well camouflaged[/one_half_last]

[one_half]What is this bug?What is this bug??[/one_half]

[one_half_last]White flyWhite fly – look how small[/one_half_last]

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

7 replies on “Whats bugging me today!”

I saw your beautiful moth. When I looked on internet, I saw, that the gypsy moth is another moth.
I think, it is a Hippotion celerio, known as the Vine Hawk-Moth or Silver-striped Hawk-Moth.
A south-African beetle is to difficult for me. Perhaps a leaf-beetle (Chrysomelidae) There are many species.

Best regards,
Thijs de Graaf
The Netherlands

Thank you so much for that valuable information. I am sure I read too that it is a hawk moth. Now for the orange bug?? Still need to find out if it is a friend or foe.


The moth is called a gypsy moth…..and the gypsy moth caterpillars are making mince meat out of my impatiens…..grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Can’t see the other pic so well……Garden and Home has an article re bugs…..Feb 2011 issue


Thanks Ani – hmmmmmm………… a Gypsey moth! I’m going to go and do some research on this nastie! Thanks for the info!

thanks for this interesting post – there seems to be 2 different insect on the rose – some kind of beetle and a tiny insect. I wonder if someone will be able to identify them?

Hi Catmint – Oh yes, I can see that there are white flies and ants as well. I immediately hit them with my soap & basil insect repellant spray!! Works like a bomb! Have an aphid-less day!

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