Eeksy-Peeksy

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Bibionidae

Prof. dr hab. Jarosław Buszko at Nicolaus Copernicus University has kindly identified them for me. They're not the caterpillars of lovely butterflies, but the larvae of March flies (Bibionidae), and I am doomed. No, he says that, if they are very abundant, the larvae can damage the roots of herbaceous plants. I believe I will risk some damage and let them live.

17 Comments:

At 4:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the larvae. they are on a dish.

is this your dish?

 
At 4:16 pm, Blogger eeksypeeksy said...

Yum.

No, they're wriggling at the bottom of a clear peanut butter jar on a white sheet of paper. And they're only about 1.5 cm long.

But at home, where I have no camera, there are hundreds massed on the mud. I need to get home before dark and have a better look.

 
At 12:26 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know, i'm actually really glad you explained. i was thinking all sorts of sick stuff.

for example:

1) malcolm didn't wash his casserole


that's enough.

 
At 6:05 am, Blogger Anna said...

They look like a pile of punctuation.

 
At 12:00 pm, Blogger eeksypeeksy said...

> They look like a pile of punctuation

When I saw them, I did come to a full stop.

 
At 2:34 am, Blogger Monkey said...

Kill them. I've missed you.

 
At 4:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy christmas, you. you cross my mind every day because of eeksy-peeksy. i hope 2007 is great at your end.

 
At 5:22 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where are you eeksypeeksy?

 
At 9:42 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have much enjoyed my walk through your world today; as a poet and an avid reader, I found your site both enriching as well as enlightening...I thank you.

 
At 5:23 pm, Blogger Maktaaq said...

You are still not back?

 
At 3:36 pm, Blogger eeksypeeksy said...

I'm still not back. For one thing, I don't even have a working computer at home anymore.

 
At 4:17 am, Blogger SiouxSue said...

Good luck!

 
At 11:18 pm, Blogger dottie bones said...

i hate that i am anonymous sometimes.

i know you are out there, by the way.

 
At 8:05 am, Blogger s said...

I miss you.

 
At 1:22 am, Blogger dottie bones said...

poop on you, malcolm.

sincerely,

kay

 
At 7:20 am, Blogger test said...

Happy New Year, Malcolm.

 
At 7:21 am, Blogger test said...

Sigh.
Test = Mig.

 

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