Photos on Friday – Bugs in my Garden

January 29, 2015 at 6:27 pm | Posted in Australia, Gardens, Insects, Nature | 11 Comments
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I am not a photographer, but I like to take photos of family and the places we go. I also like to take photos of things I find interesting – and that often means something outside, in the bush or by the water.

Today’s photos are of insects I found around our home during the past week. Two of them are very unusual, and I don’t know what they are. The third is a caterpillar, but I know not what butterfly or moth it will turn into.

I hope you find them interesting too.

The first is a little green bug I found on our verandah table. Its body looks like a tiny green corncob.


Little green bug cropped & resized 01

Little green bug cropped & resized 02


The second bug, a white one, I found on a young bottlebrush in our back yard. I literally could not make head nor tail of this one!


White bug cropped 01

White bug cropped 03


The caterpillar was on the end of a stick I picked up in our front yard. Its head is towards the end of the stick.




If anyone can tell me what these three are, I would be pleased indeed. By the way, all three creatures were allowed to go on their way, or stay, unmolested.

Do you like taking photos of little creatures?

(c) Linda Visman


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  1. Sorry; no idea what they are. I like your little green corncob, though. I feel like we could be friends.

    • I love the little corncob too, Frederick. 🙂 I guess that, as you are in the USA & I am in Australia, you won’t be familiar with our unusual bugs. 🙂
      Many thanks for visiting & commenting.

      • Actually, I’m in UK, where I thought we had every bug there was going…

      • Sorry Frederick! I didn’t see anything to indicate you are in the UK.! My sincere apologies! 🙂

  2. Great pics, Linda. The white fluffy looking number is a Mealy Bug I am sure and they are not good news as they suck the sap from the plant on which they are waiting to lay their eggs.

    • Oooh! I must see if it is still there and remove it! Thanks for that Linda!

      • I took a photo of the bug again today, Linda, and it had babies everywhere! I have cut off that branch, and can’t find any more of them, thankfully. Thanks for your input! 🙂

  3. The little corncob bug is adorable…I’ve never seen anything like it or the mealy bug. Could the caterpillar be a tiger moth?

    • Hi Suzicate. Thanks for the suggestion, but doesn’t look like a tiger moth caterpillar. I have done a search on caterpillars in Australia, and can’t find one like it so far.

  4. Like Suzicate, I’ve never seen either the little corncob nor the caterpillar. They”re cute little beings. 🙂

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