Nov 13, 2009

Junk Bug

Looking for a non-chemical remedy for the aphids in your garden? Look no further than the ant lion. These beasts are the larvae of green lacewings, and they are monsters when it comes to eating all sorts of garden pests, including aphids, spider mites, mealy-bugs, etc.

I imagine they cart around all that junk as camouflage. I've tried using a similar rationale to explain my own slovenly appearance, but my boss has never been sympathetic.

Photo source: Hannes Mitchell

11 comments:

C. Andres Alderete said...

This one looks just like my kitchen sink.

Amol Naik said...

interesting blog, i liked it very much

MakeItYellow said...

Pretty sure I've seen these in the yard!
http://www.makeityellow.com/

questionbox said...

Wow! Those are hot! If I was a bug I'd want some of that action

Barrie said...

This is the best blog I've read in a long time. And might I add that this particular creature is mildly disgusting but ultimately awesome?!

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks Amol and Barrie. Too kind.

Toto tu este nebolo! said...

http://isoldall.blogspot.com/

Druther B. Reading said...

people should use Kleenexes when they sneeze, sheesh lol

Anonymous said...

nice page .it is so cool.

Nicole said...

I am not sure, but wouldn't this attract birds? I mean, they are always searching for nesting materials.

N said...

It's like the Junk Lady from Labyrinth.