augury doggerel

Friday, October 13, 2006


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.