I am conflicted. I know she’s good for the garden: she eats aphids and grasshoppers, two of my biggest tomato-eating culprits. She’s probably the reason I haven’t had much of an infestation this year at all, instead having lovely, ripe, heirloom tomatoes. She was in a kid’s book, for heaven’s sake. And, she’s not poisonous. Well, at least not to me. But, really, can you blame me for being a bit icked out:
You can see the “writing” in this web, which I found the next morning.
I left her alone (obviously, since I was too scared to anywhere near her, anyway), but am hoping she crawls back out-of-sight under a plant leaf somewhere, so I can pretend my garden is bug-free because I am just that good a gardener. Until then, Thadd’s going to have to harvest the rest of the…well, everything.
- How-To: Homemade Aphid Spray (casasugar.com)