21 May 2008

Little Visitor

Matt and I have been greeted by a little visitor.

Yes, that's right: It is the larva of the Genista Broom Moth that we found had infested our newly planted Spanish Broom. I have included a photograph of our bouncing baby moth larva.

While I love animals, which includes most insects, I did not love the damage they were doing to our Spanish Broom. So, we got a pair of scissors and clipped all the stems occupied by the caterpillars and placed the stems in the grass. We just could not kill them outright, although I am certain depriving them of their food source amounts to the same thing.

You can find out more about the Genista here.

Please, no gifts.

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