From the frontline
This morning’s bulletin on the bug front is that, at last, I found an unblemished, bug-free and truly beautiful guava on our tree. It tasted wonderful, fresh from the garden and still warm from the sun!
As you can see, no trace of fruit fly larvae. And there was no tell-tale bore-hole on the skin. It happens that this fruit was well wrapped in netting, but I have no idea whether the absence of fly infestation was on account of the netting, or purely coincidental. As we pick more fruit from under the wraps, we’ll have a better idea of whether the experiment worked or not.
Meanwhile, Sunday’s find on the bug frontline was a magnificent locust in full battle gear – i.e. well camouflaged – sitting atop the green fence, hiding among the honeysuckle. These are by no means my favourite creatures, but this one was so magnificent I had to admire him… and beat a retreat. No photo, sadly!