Archive : beetle

Jan 28 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 15 comments

Bug-a-boo Zoo

04 New Bugs

I have had such weird and wonderful bugs coming into my garden lately that I had to do a special post on all the bugs I have met so far. Every time I step onto my back deck, I have to run and get my camera. It is as if they wait for me and pose. Thanks to a lot of our friends, we were able to identify all of them. Here [...]

Nov 30 2011 by in Bugs & Pests, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 10 comments

Bug parade

Lots of these on the roses!

So with the summer weather also come the summer bugs. And there seems to be no shortage of bugs and creepy-crawlies in my garden. I had this grand idea that I would live and let live and that they would control each other. After this bug parade I’m having second thoughts. I’m not at the stage yet where I’m getting the sprayer out but I am hand picking some of them when [...]

Nov 12 2011 by in Bugs & Pests, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 9 comments

Is it a Stinker or a Lady?

Stink or Lady?

Today I found the most amazing thing … hundreds of these tiny beetle-like bugs just emerging from cocoons and waking up on one of the Nandina domestica shrubs. I was ambling around the garden late this afternoon after a hard days garden “clean up” and looking for blooms to capture for Bloom Day coming up next week, when my eye spotted these baby beetles through the camera. Although they are visible to [...]

Apr 02 2011 by in Bugs & Pests, Gardening, | 4 comments

What Beetle is this and does it matter?


This morning I found these two beetles on my potato bush. They are not unattractive – yellow and black markings that appear to be unique on each beetle. Their legs are bright yellow and the antennae are black. I’m guessing they eat the leaves but couldn’t find a single leaf with tell-tale holes in them so I’m not sure. Maybe they actually eat the Gardenia shrubs which are all around the pot [...]

Mar 06 2011 by in Bugs & Pests, Christine's garden, Gardening, | 6 comments

Sunday Bugs

Bug One

A walk around the garden this morning to access what I need to do today after the heat of yesterday reveals plenty of work and evidence of the wildlife munching on my plants. Here’s who was in my garden today … (Click to enlarge. Apologies for the quality of some of the photos – I’m still learning how to use the macro lens). I’m not keen to kill everything that is eating [...]

Feb 17 2011 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, | 10 comments

African Fruit Beetle

African Fruit Beetle

Hi Chris, I wanted to do a quick post before I start with a new work project. This darn thing is all over my figs. They are the African Fruit Beetle. Do you have these too? I did some research and found some interesting info. (Pachnoda sinuata) the garden fruit chafer or brown-and-yellow fruit chafer, is a species of beetle found in Africa from the Congo Basin southwards. These insect pests can [...]