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Who said "bug ugly"?

pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,830



This little chap goes by the name of Rhogogaster viridis, or green sawfly to his friends.

He came to join me for lunch, failed to appreciate the sticky qualities of mayonnaise, lost his footing, fell backwards into the lettuce but finally managed to right himself. After that he spent several minutes furiously flapping his wings and spraying mayo everywhere. Then he flew off with a note to himself to keep away from plates of lettuce and stick to buttercups.


Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.


  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,672

    He looks pristine Pansy........I take it the photo was before the unscheduled Mayo dip ?  Actually, you could have just eaten him couldn't you ?  Insect "takeaways" are the next McDonalds I to be healthier anyway image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Are the stripes on his legs painted with mayo?

    He's very handsome. I don't think I've seen one of those

  • Flora rosaFlora rosa Posts: 261

    Oh wow, well if I run from shield bugs, I'd be upstairs and under the bed if this landed ! Never seen anything like that before ..... Amusing post , hope you still enjoyed your mayo x

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,830

    Yes, the photo was taken before his adventure. His eyes were the most stunning electric blue.  

    He looks enormous but he was only about a centimetre long.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • He is beautiful!

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,376

    Gorgeous pansyface image

    Lovely striped 'trousers' on his ickle legs image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 1,063

    Was he then off to the "ugly bug ball" do you think?

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