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Friday, December 18, 2009

A colony of red bugs in our garden

Years ago, every time  the kekabu fruits at the back of Mom's House dry up and send fluffy cotton-like material and drop seeds on the ground, these insects will always be around. I cant figure out where they come from and why they hang around the kekabu seeds and the fluffy cotton-like material of kekabu. They dont bite... harmless for such an angry and fiery look with full red colour!

I never see these red bugs in our little vegetable garden before. But this morning, I saw a  colony hiding behind roselle and lemon grass leaves. I assumed they are feeding on the leaves. These leaves could just be the thing they looking after. Huh.., after a month and a half absence, new creature start to pop up in our our garden.



 









 

 

 

 

 


Some of you may know the name of these red bugs.
I just call them kumbang kekabu merah....



~ bangchik
Putrajaya, Malaysia


14 comments:

  1. Pretty colour but yiks so many! I think I have a orangy kind in my garden. Nice photos B&K!

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  2. Welcome back! I missed your posts. Bugs are so beautiful (can I say that about bugs?)! What bright colors!And the name is great!

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  3. I have to say, those are scary-looking bugs! Interesting, as they apparently do no damage.
    Or a little, but it's contained?
    Alice

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  4. Those are really cool looking bugs. I love their white markings. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Jessica

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  5. I've never come across those bugs before. I hope they don't cause any damage for you. Welcome home by the way.

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  6. These bugs looks bright, colourful and pretty. I hope they don't do damage to your 'sayang' veges.

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  7. What interesting bugs. Such a bright red color. Do you think it makes them more visible to predators? I too, am glad to see you back.

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  8. I hate bugs. I really do. I had a nightmare last night that involved red bugs.

    I will say that your photos (I had to skim very quickly!) are very nice though.

    I'm glad you're back! Hope you and kakdah are well.

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  9. Oh my. Pretty bugs, but there are a lot of them!

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  10. STEPH, TATYANA, ALICE, JESSICA, JO, BELLE, PLANTLADY, WENDY, KIM AND VICTORIA.

    Thanks for the comments. Yes, such a bright red color with striking white mark on both sides. Predators?... who will eat such a gorgeous looking bug?.. they arent many birds around anyway. These bugs seem to hang around the same place. They dont venture out much.

    Huh.., some have wings now, and start to pair off.... haha, and they are doing it right in front of me and the camera!!... Thats for the next post!!

    Cheers,
    ~bangchik
    Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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  11. They are many, they are planning for an attack.

    BE CAREFUL.

    RED ALERT.

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  12. Thanks Rainnie for the drop.... They dont bite, they dont sting... for the moment, they are harmless. I have been checking the damage they had done. They chew old roselle leaves... that's OK with me.... haha.

    ~bangchik

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  13. We have a whole tribe of them in our garden. They are beautiful, but they creep me out a little. I hope they are friendly to my garden :)

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    1. they dont bite.... but they feed on plants.

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