Aha, I think I've worked out how to post pics!
So this lot are on a large potted verbena bonariensis, and I also found some on a lavender plant nearby. None on my small patch of runner beans or any other plants that I can see at the moment.
The eggs start off whitish:
Then turn brown:
And hatch into little hairy critters which I imagine drop off into the ground (or top of the plant pot in this case), as I can't see any feeding:
Any ideas as to what they are? I have a wildlife friendly garden, and even if they are wicked "pests", they get to enjoy whatever I have unmolested (apart from being photographed!)
In reply to WendyBartter:
2013 photos & vids here
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Long Horn Beetle from last Wednesday.
In reply to jpscloud:
jpscloud said:I have a small lavender in a pot, so I'll see if I have something I can enclose that in to observe them.
Sounds good, am particularly keen to see a good clear image of their legs/prolegs!
Brilliant photos folks.
My insect collection has temporarily been put on ice (metaphorically that is), but I know the bees have been busy, I've been watching them.
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There's been a mass hatching in the pot - They do seem to be going for the flower heads rather than the leaves but it's hard to tell at this point, they are very mobile.
So... pics of prolegs - I never knew how hard it would be to take a picture of the back end of a caterpillar! These are newly hatched and so tiny, and I'm not good with a phone camera so this is the best I can do so far!
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