Cactus and Critters

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

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

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Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

And these guys were having a convention on an Opuntia.

This message was edited Jun 18, 2012 8:30 PM

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Rodeo, CA(Zone 9b)

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

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

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

Valley of the Sun, AZ(Zone 9b)

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

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

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

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

This little guy is at the end of his rope.

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Sun Lakes, AZ(Zone 9a)

He looks like he is hanging on for dear life!

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

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

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

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

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

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Carmichael, CA(Zone 9b)

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

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