Sunday, August 9, 2015

AN INSECT ON MY ROSES



I have been having a problem with some little critter eating the leaves on my roses.  I had neglected them for awhile and was dismayed to see that the leaves are like filigree lace, pretty yet would rather see it in lace and silver than in my rose leaves.  



Anyhow, I visited them again to spray with some bug begone - the none toxic kind - and there it was.  I think he is a friend to roses as he seemed to be having a feast of tiny black bugs on one of the roses.  What do you think?  Friend or foe?  Either way he made me grab my macro camera and take a few pictures.  No, I didn't spray as I thought I would give him a chance to do his work. 



I was wondering what kind of bug he was.  He looks a bit like a cicada, or at least a cricket maybe?  Any bug experts out there that can help me identify it?

(Thank you Theresa of The Run*A*Round Ranch Report for id'ing my insect.  She guessed correctly and on looking at lots of images online it looks exactly like a Katydid.  Thanks Theresa!)



Two of my pretty rosebuds that I hope the critters will leave alone.



I am linking with Laura's iHeartMacro here.  Thanks for hosting such a lovely meme Laura.

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22 comments:

Lowcarb team member said...

Those rosebuds are lovely and such a beautiful shade. Hope they do stay bug free.

All the best Jan

TexWisGirl said...

i'd guess katydid but not sure.

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful rose and what a handsome invader (not sure what kind he/she is).
Lovely macros, Denise!
Have a Great Week!
Peace :)

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Elephant's Child said...

It probably is responsible for making lace of your leaves - though some do eat insects.
A pretty thing though.

Margaret Adamson said...

Gosh it is an interesting looking bug. Love the shots of the Rose buds.

llandudnopictures said...

Great shots, you certainly caught this little fella in the act!

Möwe von der Insel said...

Funny name for a green jumper :))
Love your macros of it! :)
And I hope you didn't spray him,
I guess it's really those lice
that are eating your beautiful roses.

Have a beautiful week Denise!
Möwe

Valerie said...

katydid? I'm assuming that means cicada? Whatever, I hope your lovely roses survive.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Friend or foe, nice of you to hold fire while you find out.

Sandra said...

the Katydid is quite handsome and your macros are fantastic...

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

We have Katydids like this one here too. Interesting insects.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

I'm not an insect expert. However, he looks like a grasshopper to me. If you spot damage, he's your culprit. Otherwise he's Jimminy Cricket.

Adam said...

that's a big bug

Linda Kay said...

Some of these critters are so destructive, and so hard to get rid of!

William Kendall said...

Quite a critter. I wonder what it thought of the camera.

Cloudia said...

great post!






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Kailani said...

We have tiny beetles that attack the underside of our rose bushes, and only Bayer 2 in 1 kills them. But they aren't even .25 of an inch long...look nothing like that huge ugly thing.

Rose said...

I was going to say Katydid, too....

Kay said...

I have tinier nuisance bugs on my plants. Sigh... I have no idea what that could be.

SweetMarie said...

these are great pics! don't you love getting help?! :)

kissed by an angel said...

Interesting post!!! It could be that such a little critter also has made holes in the chard on the balcony from my Dad. We were also wondering about the mysterious lace pattern...Few days ago I found a dead katydid in the room with the balcony...This could be the answer!
I think the katydids eat other insects, but on the other hand they eat leaves, too...