Monday, June 21, 2010

CATCH OF THE DAY

While I'm on the subject of tomatoes here's the catch of the day. I'll bet they are the eggs and first instar of the stink bug or leaf footed bug. You can see on the egg case where they have opened the lid, about to make merry on my tomatoes. Now that's quite a catch.

11 comments:

  1. Great photo! Those little egg cases are fascinating. I hope they leave some tomatoes for you.

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  2. Those little buggers. Did you get rid of them or where there too many to handle?

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  3. That's an AWESOME photo. And awesome that you caught them before they had a chance to get your tomatoes.

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  4. Jayne-The camera acts like a magnifying glass and it is wonderful to see exactly what they look like.
    Cynthia- I gave them the soap treatment!
    Katina-I was so lucky to see them. I was busy doing my squash the leaf footed bug thing, when I spotted them.

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  5. Wow, that's an amazing image. Well done! You are making me want to go check my tomatoes...

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  6. Meredith- Don't worry. They only come to my house!

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  7. Ack, I'll bet you're very happy you caught them! If it had happened to me, I probably wouldn't have noticed. :-)

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  8. What a great photo!!! Wowzers!

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  9. I was greeted this morning in garden by the same little fellows. They were having a big party on my vines. I ran in got some soap and sprayed down my tomatoes. I have worked really hard this year on my tomatoes and I anin't a sharing.

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  10. Jean- I certainly am happy. Imagine what damage they could be doing. Fortunately the leaf was turned slightly upwards so I could see them. Must do out and look for more because I am sure there are.
    Julie- Thanks Julie.
    Greenlife- I picked off the leaf and gave them the glass jar with water treatment. I wonder if soap would work on these guys. I routinely go out and grab the adults. Not afraid of squishing them one bit.

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