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smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2012
6:28 PM

Post #9170746

I found junior hanging out with the 'Old Man'. And another critter on this Lobivia bloom.

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smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

June 18, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9170750

And these guys were having a convention on an Opuntia.

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lmccameron
Rodeo, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 19, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9171373

What are the critters hanging out on the Opuntia? Maybe you should move the praying menace over to the opuntia.

smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9171903

I thimk they were aphids. And that would have been a good idea, but insecticidal soap took care of them before I found the mantis

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


June 19, 2012
3:57 PM

Post #9171925

They might be these bugs.
Cactus Coreid Bug (Cheilinidea vittiger)
http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showimage/12970/

smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

June 19, 2012
6:31 PM

Post #9172114

It could be these. http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/hemipt/Uroleucon.htm

smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

June 27, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9183923

This little guy is at the end of his rope.

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NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

June 27, 2012
10:26 PM

Post #9184257

He looks like he is hanging on for dear life!
DMersh
Perth
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

June 28, 2012
12:16 PM

Post #9184989

I got a good shot few years ago of a spider catching another spider on an Opuntia:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showimage/9479/

smashedcactus

smashedcactus
Cannelton, IN
(Zone 6b)

July 4, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9192611

I remember that picture, Dave. Here's a bee on E. crown of thorns.

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kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 6, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9195384

I thought this guy was cute until I realized he was eating holes in the leaves.

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