Monday, October 31, 2011

Foe, Foe, Foe!













No question about Friend or Foe with these munching machines! I found them feasting on our bottlebrush bush early yesterday morning, their trail of destruction so clearly evident!

Sharing at Aussie WW.

46 comments:

Joyful said...

Wow! They sure did a fast job of munching up that leaf. I've never seen such an assembly line of munchers!

Sylvia K said...

Amazing captures! They are busy!!!

Sylvia

Ruth B. said...

Amazing photos - I think they do not need a long time to eat a leave

hannah said...

What I would find horrifying, you manage to turn into beauty.
I salute you.

Torunn said...

Beautiful and creative images. Many other great pictures here aslo :))

Kala said...

These insects have left the leaf looking lace-like. Nature can be beautiful & terrible at the same time.

Nadege, said...

Wow...they sure made a mess of that.

Wenche said...

Wooow, they eat :0) Wonderful shot :0)

tinajo said...

Love the shots - but oh my, they seem tough on the plants!

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful shots...... very nice done.

greetings, Joop

Pieni Lintu said...

So cool shots!!!

Gemel said...

Bless their hungry little tummies ♥

Ruth said...

wow, they're really on a mission aren't they? Great shots!

s.c said...

Looks more like a sunday family dinner for me. You need some more of the cute little birds in your garden to keep them at bay.

bicocacolors said...

just outstanding!!!

Liz said...

What amazing images. Definitely "Foe" but, although destructive, the skeleton leaves left behind have such beauty!
More great captures! :)

LynCC said...

Amazing shots. Wow- what are those things? They're kinda pretty seen up -close like that, but what a number on the foliage!

ladyfi said...

What a work of art they have created! Amazing pics.

forgetmenot said...

Everybody"s gotta eat!!! It actually made for some great photos. Have a lovely day. Mickie :)

geanina said...

They ate everything? Great shots!!

Annette said...

Wow!! It's pretty cool what they leave behind, but you probably don't want you bush eaten up!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I had to pick my jaw up off the floor! Man, they are destructive little boogers. At first I thought they were pretty with their colors and markings, but wow. Look what they did to that leaf! Looks like a skeleton now.

Connie Smiley said...

Even the foe is beautiful under your camera. Thanks for your kind comments. If you decide to do a Blurb book, it would be gorgeous; I'd love to see it. I've been very impressed with their reproduction quality.

Seeing Each Day said...

Oh my goodness- what did they have for seconds! Very organized production line they've got going. Love your third picture.

Barb said...

Absolutely stunning shots! amazing creatures!

Filip Demuinck said...

Unbelievable article. Great.

Greetings,
Filip

Mark said...

Great shots Karen. Hope you also had a great day and your helpers enjoyed your cake!

Giga said...

Zdjęcia piękne, ale takich szkodników nie chciałabym mieć w swoim ogródku. Pozdrawiam ciepło

Gillian Olson said...

Amazing pictures, I don't think I have every seen these before.

Landbohaven said...

Smukke billeder.
Tak for kigget.

Eden said...

Nice composition in that top shot!

lisa said...

These are just beautiful, and I LOVE those leaves!
Hope you had a fantastic day!

Genie said...

Thanks for the comments. What kind of a muncher is this? He looks awful and fully equipped to destroy your plants. Here it is the beetles. They are just the worst for us. Your shots of him and what is left of the leave are great. The only thing I like about him is his coloration. genie

Carletta said...

I don't know what that bug is but my oh my the artistry it does with a leaf! I know it is destructive but the shell of the leaf left behind is lovely! :)
Wonderful shots!

Linda R. said...

Oh my gosh.. Those little rascals!! Those are such awesome shots. I am going to have to show those to my hubby!!

~Linda

Karin M. said...

Wonderful photos....great shots...
LG: Karin

Cathy said...

wow, great photos! My 4 year old was just fascinated looking at them
:)

Tammy said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that! Creepy, but cool.

Becky from BeckyandJames.com said...

Oh wow! What amazing photos and creepy little bugs.

Crash Test Mummy said...

My goodness! What kind of freaky foe is that? That leaf didn't have a chance :( Great photos!

Visiting from Trish's Wordless Wednesday :)

LisaW said...

Your photos are amazing! I'd say they're definitely foes. Talk about team work!

Sharyl said...

Wow, did you stay there and watch them eat the leaves? Or did you go away and come back? I'm curious to know how long it took them to munch down a leaf! They were really lined up and marching in a row! That's really remarkable--both the nature and the photography!

tamara said...

Oh wow fabulous photos. I am in awe of them

Anita Johnson said...

This is both creepy and beautiful at the same time.

Sivinden said...

So small - but very greedy creatures.

thefisherlady said...

a beauty all its own... even in destruction all we see is more... the frame of what was formed, life stripped off, yet, God still in all the details...

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