a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, August 22, 2016

Decimated

annihilated, stripped, destroyed...and the words go on.
My beautiful Cone Flowers were consumed
during the days of rain.
They even ate the petals on the flowers!
Yes, Alex, I know what kind of caterpillars these are...squished.

16 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's exactly what my wife would call them!

TexWisGirl said...

awww.

Sandra said...

I watched ours eat and I could see the chomping going on and the leaves disappearing. but they were eating the passion vine so I let them... actually could you beam me a few of these? our yard is full of weeds and vines that need to be chomped... Voracious is another word for squished. LOL

eileeninmd said...

Good morning,

Oh no, your poor coneflowers! Bad caterpillars!

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Oh no, that's such a shame!
It reminds me of when I got a tomato plant, put it outside and in the morning it had vanished, there wasn't even the stalk left!
It was snails in my case.
Lynne x

Linda Kay said...

Lots of rain here in Texas, but so far no bugs or worms.

Arkansas Patti said...

Oh no. Surely there is something that eats caterpillars. Maybe some resident guinea hens?

Ginny Hartzler said...

Good grief! They work fast! Looking at the flowers, it looks like deer ate them. Can you find a good repellent for these, without harming the environment?

Farm Girl said...

Terrible things. They did that to my crab-apple tree.

A Quiet Corner said...

Nasty, greedy critters, Gail! Something has been devouring my plants too...perhaps it is them!...:)JP

Lee said...

Munch! Munch! Squish!

LindaG said...

We have some caterpillars here that are all black with 'spines' like yours. I think they are mostly in the oak trees. If they fall on you they sting like the dickens!
Sorry about your cone flowers.

*hugs* ♥

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Jeepers! My husband's pepper plants were attacked by one big grasshopper...he gnawed the heck out of the branches and leaves.

Lowcarb team member said...

Very naughty caterpillars ...

All the best Jan

Judy said...

I had these guys on one of my trees last year...hope we did not send them your way as have not seen them yet this year

Susan Anderson said...

I hate when they eat my plants, little devils!

=)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...