Friday, June 12, 2009

Hungry Gunnera creature, found!

I did find a Weevil on the Gunnera tonight - on the very leaf that was so destroyed. Is he the culprit? Dunno...but I will continue to hunt. Luckily my husband is an insect "fan" and we were able to look it up (this is a great book for just this thing!) - it's a Black Vine Weevil and he is a "nocturnal pest of many plants", which doesn't really get to the point but is still fitting. The saga will continue...

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  1. Oh, a weevil! Hm, sure looks chubby, I bet there's some gunnera in that belly... who got squishing duty?

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  2. Hi DG~~ Yay! I'm glad you found the culprit--the evil weevil. Call me cold and calloused but I've gotten to the point where I don't mind hearing the "crunch" when their little bodies are smashed to smithereens. Here's to fresh new weevil-free growth.

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  3. A weevil is a real thing? I would have thought it was a made up name of a critter if you didn't identify it. I wonder what you do about weevils. They are apparently real jerks.

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  4. Yes whodda thought? A weevil. Is this bad...we "dispose" of these pests (slugs too) by just burying them in the yard waste container. That way there is no death but they go away. Gosh now that I type it, it seems so wimpy and like passing the buck...

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  5. Happy to hear you found your pest. Did that one little weevil do all that damage? I think I'd be looking for his friends, too!
    It's no fun, but I crush the baddies: I'd be nervous they'd find their way out of my yard debris can.

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  6. Jane, exactly what I thought. I looked the leaves over good but couldn't find any more. No way that guy was traveling alone. I'll be keeping an eye on them.

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  7. I know a lot of snails who've gone to the big yard debris container in the sky. Honestly, I tried to share, but they're such greedy bastards...

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  8. Glad you found the pest, that gunnera doesn't deserve that kind of treatment.
    Love your header by the way.

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  9. Patricia, oh thank god! I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    K & V, I've been looking for others but so far only the one. Thanks for the comment about the header. I saw the cutest 2 pugs tonight! One was pulling it's human on a skate board and the other was in a back pack. SO CUTE!

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