This is the time of year where the garden isn't always looking its best. Some of the reasons are because of creepy crawlers. You know them by their wake of destruction. In the Learning Garden this week we had a couple different crawlers. First - Fall Webworms. Hyphantria cunea (Drury) They eat the leaves leaving bare bones of a leaf in their path.
It almost looks as if they are inside the leaf structure.
Here is a bowl full of nasty. Azalea caterpillars can clean off the foliage on an azalea in short time.
Here is a cluster of caterpillars on the pyracantha bush. Can't make a sure ID on this group. Will keep checking. If someone knows...let me know so I can update the info.
Found this cicada shell on the underside of a leaf, beautifully backlit.
This pretty guy was hovering high above my head as I left the garden.
Then when I got home, this is what I found.
Mr. Grasshopper eating my hibiscus.