I have been wondering what was eating our Caladiums. I found this bugger chomping away at those beautiful leaves. I call it a grasshopper but friend said it was a Florida Locust. Anyway I eliminated him and others that may be lurking. They are huge.
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Ray, We used to get them when we had a large piece of property in S. Florida. Wait till the babies are born, they are almost black and eat their way thru almost anything in the garden. There will be quite a few all at once. They used to drive me crazy. I know exactly how BIG they are! YUK!!!!
Oh my goodness!!!!! That is NASTY!!!!!!! We do not have bugs like that here in Vancouver!!! Just a rare regular grasshopper! Have you ever seen a tomato bug?? They are freaky looking too.-If I get a digital camera one day I will take a photo from my brothers' tomatoes plants. Also, excellent photo;what type of camera did you use??
Thanks. Brenda in Canada
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Your post reminded me of my first cruise to Mexico. Early one morning I went out on deck and the crew were hosing off all the HUGE roaches! I can't remember which port we were docked at. Has anyone else seen this?
Those are black lubbers. This spring, we discovered a group of baby black lubbers. We used raid as only thing on hand, then went to the nursery and got powerful stuff, then had are pest control company come out and spray again. I am surprised that we were able to control the infestation. Three years ago, we had a bunch. Only real way to kill them as adults is to stomp them.
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The one good thing about living in northern VT is that we don't have too many creepy crawlies. Which is good, as I'm a 'fraidy cat, and have been known to call my husband at work to rescue me from spiders before - that was before I had a son, who takes his mothers bug hysterics in stride.