So, yesterday I was doing my rounds knocking the bugs into my jug of soapy water and at the very end of the last row I spied a most amazing thing. A beetle with a blue metallic head and a sort of decorated rectangle on its top wings. Impaled on it's curving proboscis a 2nd instar CPB, quite dead and apparently having it's innards sucked out. I gently placed the leaf back on the plant and wished my new found friend well. Does anyone have an idea what this creature is? What do it's eggs look like?
i know it's from old post, but if it had a proboscis to impale prey on, it wasn't a beetle of any kind, they've got grasping/chewing mandibles. hunting insect with a proboscis, regardless of color, sounds like a true bug (hemiptera), probably in the reduviidae family.
lindz: i need to find some tree information
Sept 17, 2014 21:33:52 GMT -5
lindz: i believe Acacia trees are the fastest growing trees, I am in Asia and need to produce sawdust. Therefore I need to start planting some fast growing trees and have to find which will be best for producing sawdust? I will buy the land in Asia somewhere
Sept 17, 2014 21:35:35 GMT -5
lindz: is this the right website to find out this info or can anyone recommend where to get this information? if not on here. Thanks
Sept 17, 2014 21:36:01 GMT -5
synergy: Yes try here and www.permies.com as there are lots of knowledgable people on both website forums. I imagine differing trees will have different properties and your selection might differ depending on what you want to use the sawdust for...
Sept 19, 2014 3:39:04 GMT -5