Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 4:39 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by trolleydriver Today at 3:56 pm

» Oh Baby it's getting HOT Outside
by RC3291 Today at 2:32 pm

» New SFG not sure where to go this year
by AZGREETHUMBEXTREME Today at 1:21 pm

» Hello from DFW
by RC3291 Today at 12:26 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Mellen Today at 12:10 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by countrynaturals Today at 11:32 am

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Today at 11:27 am

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by RoOsTeR Today at 11:21 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Kelejan Today at 11:21 am

» How to save ground cherry harvest???
by countrynaturals Today at 11:13 am

» Hello form (near) our nation's capital!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:26 am

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by newbeone Today at 7:46 am

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:41 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by MrBooker Today at 6:16 am

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by sanderson Today at 2:11 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by sanderson Today at 1:25 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals Today at 12:17 am

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 6:12 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:25 pm

» Winter Gardens - Photos
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:45 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 12:23 pm

» Lower South Feb 2017
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:59 am

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:14 am

» My experiences with commercial cedar raised beds
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:06 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

» Cold garage starters
by Ginger Blue 2/24/2017, 8:47 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/24/2017, 5:44 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by CapeCoddess 2/24/2017, 2:22 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Turan on 6/3/2012, 12:59 am


Images by Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture.

This is Larinus obtusus, a weevil whose larvae eat the seeds of knapweed an obnoxious weed of our pastures.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast

Turan

Female Posts : 2023
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  rjeverett on 6/3/2012, 10:19 pm

Mine is one of my many little spider friends that love to web between the tomato cages. Nothing better than going out in the morning and seeing what little pests they've taken care of for me while I was sleeping!
Now if only I could get one to weave up a nice little "That's some tomato" in her web, I would be the talk of the town! Laughing

rjeverett

Female Posts : 58
Join date : 2012-05-14
Location : Louisville,KY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Lightning Bugs!

Post  annamagpie on 6/3/2012, 10:22 pm

I only rarely see these in western South Dakota but remember them fondly, growing up in Maryland. Such magical creatures!

annamagpie

Posts : 37
Join date : 2012-04-05
Location : Black Hills, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  cheyannarach on 6/3/2012, 11:12 pm

We saw a bunch of lightning bugs in Missouri and I was determined to catch one, fail, lol. Very cool bugs!

cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  llama momma on 6/4/2012, 11:25 am

I really don't like bugs at all, but I do love this beetle! Had one just like it in the same color back in the 70's.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4688
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  jillintx on 6/4/2012, 11:59 am

I'm afraid I have to go with a tarantula right now. We're having a bad time with scorpions, and these guys eat scorpions and don't attack us. Sounds like a win-win to me!

jillintx

Female Posts : 82
Join date : 2012-02-06
Location : Cleburne, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  SwampCatNana on 6/4/2012, 12:25 pm

@Daniel9999 wrote:

My personal favorite...Spiny Flower Mantis.

THAT whole thing is a bug? pale How big do they get?
Lee

SwampCatNana

Female Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-28
Age : 79
Location : Boston MA (Z6a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  llama momma on 6/4/2012, 1:42 pm

I don't like All these creepy bugs !
rofl

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4688
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Goosegirl on 6/4/2012, 2:03 pm

@llama momma wrote:I don't like All these creepy bugs !

LOVE your June Bug, Llama!

GG

Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3408
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  llama momma on 6/4/2012, 2:05 pm

Thanks. Back at you!

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4688
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  darci.strutt on 6/4/2012, 9:55 pm

It will be a while before the zinnia bloom yet but my June "bug" is a butterfly dining on a Zowie Zinnia (from last August). I'm dreaming of flowers...

darci.strutt

Female Posts : 95
Join date : 2012-05-01
Location : Hudson, WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Daniel9999 on 6/4/2012, 10:30 pm

@SwampCatNana wrote:
@Daniel9999 wrote:

My personal favorite...Spiny Flower Mantis.

THAT whole thing is a bug? pale How big do they get?
Lee

Normal Mantis size..this vid should give you an idea of scale.


Daniel9999

Posts : 244
Join date : 2012-03-10
Location : Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  SwampCatNana on 6/5/2012, 9:18 am

Daniel - love the "big eyes" camouflage! They are beautiful but still scary looking.

SwampCatNana

Female Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-28
Age : 79
Location : Boston MA (Z6a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Goosegirl on 6/8/2012, 7:05 am

Okay, finally found one I really like: The Devil's Flower Mantis



A 'Good Guy' as all mantises are.

GG

Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3408
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  llama momma on 6/8/2012, 8:26 am

O M G
!!!!
that is a nigh mare quality bug

affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4688
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  hopeless151 on 6/8/2012, 10:58 am

I found this eating my potatoes.... I think he and his two friends were lost. Aren't they suppose to eat tomatoes???

hopeless151

Posts : 44
Join date : 2012-03-22
Location : NE Oklahoma

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  cheyannarach on 6/8/2012, 11:17 am

I don't know if this was a good idea or not but I bought a mantis eggs at a local nursery, the curiosity got the best of me. The lady told me they leave in the fall before the weather turns bad and there is supposed to be 300 in the little cocoon. If it really works I am not so sure about running into them in the garden but I thought the kids would have a hay day because they are obsessed with bugs. I might even let them keep one or two if they don't freak me out too bad. Any thoughts?

cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  hopeless151 on 6/8/2012, 11:27 am

When we were young, my brother had a pet mantis in a jar but she died and he never threw it out. Some time later my Mom was doing dishes and noticed lots of little green bugs. We didn't know the mantis had laid eggs. We checked the jar and hundreds of babies were crawling out the air holes of the lid and they were all over our house!!!

hopeless151

Posts : 44
Join date : 2012-03-22
Location : NE Oklahoma

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  cheyannarach on 6/8/2012, 11:44 am

I am afraid something like this might happen here, lol.

cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  AvaDGardner on 6/8/2012, 3:48 pm

@jillintx wrote:I'm afraid I have to go with a tarantula right now. We're having a bad time with scorpions, and these guys eat scorpions and don't attack us. Sounds like a win-win to me!

I'm with you! Mine isn't a bug either, but was bugging me. Can you imagine how it looked when it swung in front of my eyes?

It was like a scene out of Arachnaphobia!

Ava

AvaDGardner

Female Posts : 631
Join date : 2012-02-17
Location : Garden Grove, CA (still Zone 10b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  jillintx on 6/8/2012, 5:42 pm

Is that a black widow? They are so sneaky, and that one is way too close for comfort!

jillintx

Female Posts : 82
Join date : 2012-02-06
Location : Cleburne, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/8/2012, 5:53 pm

I'm with you, Llama...this thread is giving me nightmares. Last nite I dreamed about owls, which was fine, but I know it was coz of that eyeball mantis!

CapeCoddess

Posts : 5535
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 60
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Goosegirl on 6/8/2012, 10:02 pm

@llama momma wrote:O M G
!!!!
that is a nigh mare quality bug

affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid

It is actually a GIANT Devil's Flower Mantis - females can get up to 5 inches tall. There is another Devil's Flower Mantis that is a bit smaller. Personally, I go for the GIANT!

GG

Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3408
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  llama momma on 6/9/2012, 2:30 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:I'm with you, Llama...this thread is giving me nightmares. Last nite I dreamed about owls, which was fine, but I know it was coz of that eyeball mantis!

Yes, that one is remarkable! Shocked

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4688
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

June bug...

Post  mmathedrader on 6/14/2012, 2:41 pm

Unobservant me... this is the first bug I actually catch in my garden, and that was this last weekend. Going to have to keep an eye out for an invasion.
This caterpillar was on my fennel... wrecked the portion it was lying on!


mmathedrader

Female Posts : 27
Join date : 2012-04-15
Age : 42
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Monthly Avatar Theme For June: June Bugs!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum