Friday, October 02, 2009

Pomegranates


They're ripe and beautiful at the arboretum right now, hanging like luscious holiday ornaments from the trees.



Unfortunately, too many of these fruits are left on the trees to split open and rot, or be eaten by critters.


I noticed some tiny leaf-footed bug nymphs inside this one. I wonder if their mom laid their eggs in a cracked and broken fruit so the little ones could pierce the juicy seeds without having to through the tough, leathery skin.


You can see some bigger leaf footed bugs on my neighbor's pomegranates here.



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