Bark, Beetle and Borage

23 Jul

I love how the sunlight caught the beautiful designs on the cinnamon bark of the Crepe Myrtle in our neighbour’s garden.

I hope no-one tells me that this beetle is a voracious eater of all things blue!  It  seemed  to  be  collecting  nectar.  Is  it  a  Milkweed  bug?

We had Pimms in the garden on this very hot day and put Borage flowers in with the cucumber.


Posted by on July 23, 2019 in environment, garden, nature, Photography


3 responses to “Bark, Beetle and Borage

  1. Heyjude

    July 24, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Ark’s right yet again (when is he ever wrong?) my Eryngium are swarming with them – twosomes, threesomes! No wonder it is also known as the ‘bonking beetle’ Must be something about the plant that attracts them 🙂 And no, not harmful. In fact the Larvae prey on slugs and snails.

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  2. tech4u13

    July 24, 2019 at 8:00 am



  3. Arkenaten

    July 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Here you go, Sally. ….

    Common red soldier beetle



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