Georgics

Tue Jun 10, 2008

Behold, the destroyer of citrus:

Nymph of Leptoglossus
phyllopus

He’s on an evolvulus because I’ve been progressively extirpating, deracinating, and finally, uprooting three heavily cankered orange trees that came with our back yard. The minor drought here has been helping, but, when I dragged the trees to the front yard to be carried away, the displaced leaf-footed bugs took to my asters. The nymph instars you see above sample everything, though I think they find the lemongrass and Vietnamese coriander in that herb bucket with the evolvulus strange and frightening after the sweet, sweet satsumas they’ve known for so long. Such indeed is life in the Acadian ecorama.

More about my homonym’s partnership with Neil Young soon.