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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.

 
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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.

     
  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
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_red_soldier_beetle

     

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