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Looks like Cheetos
it's halloweenwv - refun
The top picture looks like a brown bird.Hey! Those bugs are having an orgy.
The plant is milkweed.I think the insects are the pupae of those Asian beetles that look like ladybugs.
Those bugs are probably evil. Burn the milkweed Ann, burn the milkweed.
Ann Althouse said... Mmm mmm mmm. Like Halloween candy, no?Much as I'd like to meet you and Meade, I think I'll skip your house on the 31st.
beetles beetles beetlesdamn thugsaww ain t they cute wook atth baby beetlesn o tbeetles are vicious gangsterswhom i won t compare to naziscause i ll lose the argumentanyway they re more chicago thanmunich all they need is littleviolin cases i tell you theymove in and just take overi think those little baby beetleswould make damn good jack o lanternsbut i m not going to compare themto union thugs no i m notcause i don t trade in crudestereotypes i prefer my stereotypesplus rafine i ll have you knowbut i draw the line at beetlesi ll stereotype them all i want justso long as they die in the endso how s that for a speciesist ranteh professor just because i live incambridge mass doesn't mean i m atotal p c winp sort of insect
Ann Althouse:The plant is milkweed.I think the insects are the pupae of those Asian beetles that look like ladybugs.Indeed, those are milkweed bugs, Oncopeltus fasciatus. According to What's That Bug, they're showing up all over the place this fall. http://www.whatsthatbug.com/
The bug pictures (particularly this one) remind me of the "butter bugs" in Lois Bujold's _A Civil Campaign_.A genius bioengineering project from a scientist who just didn't get the idea of marketing. ;-)
Milkweed bugs are not Asian Ladybeetle pupae.Those verminous lady beetles should be out in force now that the cold weather is here. Just wait for a warm sunny day. I hate those beetles.
Is this the same insect?A true bug?Perhaps, just perhaps, we should not burn the milkweed.
Mmmm. Crunchy on the outside, but soft and gooey on the inside.
The contrast (in the top photo)between the tightly packed seeds on the inside of the pod and the tightly packed bugs on the outside is AMAZING! What a shot. Seldom am I awed and laughing at the same time. MMmmm MMMmmm MMmmm is right!
Hooo. Maxine's back, and with hard-core, pharmaceutical-grade crazy. Check out the twitter. Asking rude question over and over of random celebrity twitterers.(Shannon Tweed answered her, with a suggestion.)
we should have a halloween contest.guessing the weight of a pumpkin maybe?
Cold front comes through Ohio.
Roundup-Ready milkweed gets rid of the bugs on its own.
The black markings on the pupae make them look a bit like bees--probably enough to fool a bird.
WSJ editorial has a decent first lineSomeday this country will have a health-care debate that's not abject in its idiocy.Not when revenues depend on soap opera women readership.Unlike openings, WSJ opinion pieces always end with a plonking moral lesson from some list of closing platitudes, ending an article apparently being a lost artHe did neither—and has botched an opportunity for real progress.
It's light enough outside now, to see frost on the ground.
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