Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two beetles, pesky and pretty

Two years ago, I blogged about "Life on a silverleaf," which shared about the critters who host on the species. Today, I got some nice photos of eggplant tortoise beetles on some silverleaf nightshades. They're such a pretty beetle.

Then I got a photo or two of this pesky beetle that's been eating our heartleaf scullcap. It's some species of flea beetle in the genus Phyllobrotica. The beetles aren't completely destroying the plants so I'm letting them be. 

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