Here’s a few pictures from our farm visit last week. We were a few weeks early to pick the raspberries, black raspberries, and blackberries. (bummer)
Let’s Ask Gary…Bug #2
This little bug looks like it has cotton hanging off the back of him and when you try to catch them, they jump very fast. What it is?
Finally made a rhubarb pie using the red rhubarb I picked from the farm. I’m not sure if I have ever even had rhubarb pie before, but we’ll be cutting into it this evening, so here goes…
Woah, thats a lot of onions! And that bug!…kill it with fire!
Those bugs jump soooo fast, you would have to use flame thrower.
Bug #2. This is a planthopper nymph, most likely in the Genus: Acanalonia. It is probably Acanolonia bivittata, the two-striped planthopper. Check out adult form http://www.americaninsects.net/h/acanalonia-bivittata.html. “…the nymphs produce a considerable number of wax plumes from glands at the rear of the abdomen. The wax may serve to prevent desiccation, or to prevent the nymph from becoming coated in its own sweet and sticky waste products made up largely of dilute plant sap…”. I found one reference calling it “fluffy-bottomed barnacle”. Neat insect! Gary