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Sunday, January 24, 2010

camouflage is the game



 

 

Camouflage  is the game of survival. Even the king of the jungle, lions love to hide behind tall grass, almost hidden with camouflage in mind, preying on herds. They surge and sprint at slightest opportunity. These red bugs understand the game of survival too. They stay in my garden for a lot longer because they blend nicely with the surroundings, red on red. Birds won't come around and pick on them.....
These red bugs choose roselles for hideout and  I guess they love roselle juice too. For the moment, I let them stay as garden's guest, unless they get very rough and go on rampaging our little vegetable garden....


~bangchik 
Putrajaya


17 comments:

  1. Wondrous photographs Bangchik! They are seen so much better when clicked on!! So glad I did. Their camouflage is so ingenious. The little bugs have such lovely designed backs! I know what you mean by welcoming them until they become too greedy! Or should I say before they multiply into too many!! ;>)

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  2. So many insects in the garden are camourflaged. You have to look very hard to see them. Great photos.

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  3. They look like painted wooden toys in close up. Wonderful photos.

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  4. And I suppose those bugs have low cholesterol and low blood pressure too! I can get those roselles dried in packets here in London, but they are sometimes called hibiscus or sorrell. Lovely photos!

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  5. Very clear, pretty photos!

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  6. wonderful photos!!! just beautiful!!!

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  7. Very observant Bangchik and they are pretty in colour.

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  8. It's nice to have all different sorts of animal life in the garden as long as the aren't the "evil kind". I'm glad to hear that he's arrived, it was real fast to! I enjoyed to see the picture of your neighborhood, it looks great with all those trees and beautiful houses. Have fun with our little friend. I'm sure you'll be a wonderful host / gittan

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  9. Great photos Bangchik! Only those little bugs remind me a bit of the Harlequin bugs that like to eat my roses!

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  10. So colourful Bangchik - and thanks to Carol's comment I too clicked on them and saw them in great detail. Do they damage the plants Bangchik?

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  11. Hello everyone. Thanks to your comments about Red on Red..., the basic of camouflage. Red bugs on Roselles.

    Since Carol mentioned it, I just like to remind visitors to click at the picture for a larger view.

    They had multiplied. But they remained at the same hideout, never venture too far out. There are little red babies all over. These bugs are soft and I am quite sure some little animals will find them tasty! But eating red bugs.... urgggh.

    Matron, You may be right about blood pressure and cholesterol level... I have not checked... haha.

    Gittan, he has arrived!... the next post will be featuring him. Check out if he really melt under our hot sun!

    Thanks Heidi, I will check for harlequin bugs if they have cousins of similar look here..

    Cheers everyone. Have a great weekend!

    ~bangchik
    Putrajaya, Malaysia

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  12. **** leavesnbloom

    Glad you click for a better view. Even though they hover around roselles, the red fruits are not affected. I think they just suck a little bit of the juice. I can see the leaves eaten by something. It could be by grasshoppers or these red bugs. Very difficult to really see them in action, munching leaves....
    ~bangchik

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  13. Be careful!! They may pollute your roselle.

    I shall not like to drink your roselle juice later.

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  14. The bugs have a beautiful pattern. Over here red usually warns the birds that the bugs taste horrible. Perhaps yours taste bad too!

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  15. rainfield61 .... but roselles are getting too old, and I am pulling them out.

    easygardener ... It could be true that the taste is horrible.

    ~bangchik

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