Sunday, May 16, 2021

Freshly showered

These are a couple of baby geraniums I picked up at the grocery store. One needed extra water the day after I transplanted it. And I got more than I bargained for.

The water on the leaves was absorbed. On the petals, it stayed put. Why is that?

And what is that on the stem?

Very clean carpet beetle.

The other geraniums, in their pot:

Pink and very red. No carpet beetles.


Compré unos geranios chicos en la tienda de abarrotes. Aquí, uno recién rociado, con su pasajero, y los otros, en seco.

Se evaporó rapidamente el agua que cayó en las hojas. pero en los pétalos persiste. ¿Porqué será?

¿Y el pasajero? Un escarabajo de alfombra, Anthrenus verbasci, bien limpiecito.


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    1. A varied carpet beetle, Anthrenus verbasci. One of those whose larvae eat your wool jackets. The adults like flowers.


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