(with apologies to William Blake's poem ...)
I saw a batch of minute eggs on my little L’Aimant rose. So I asked the Ungardener to take some of his superB Super macro photos. Imagine our wonder when we saw, not just the bugs newly hatched. But the unborn bugs waiting in their transparent eggshells. Now it is a few days later and they have all dispersed. Just a little bunch of empty shells hanging on the rose stem.
Our insect book, Field guide to insects of
They eat Malvaceae, the Hibiscus family (Abutilon and Anisodontea are South Africans in our garden, but they would prefer North American subtropical Malvastrum or Malviscus).My beloved plant book is The South African What flower is that? by Kristo Pienaar. 1984. Struik. Wild plants which seed themselves, and get gently weeded out, as the plants are straggly, the flowers insignificant. But now I know someone wants to eat them, I will leave a few more.