Aphid vs. Orchid at Our Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park – BTW, Wicked Plants “Leaves” Oct 30th

Can you spot the pest on this orchid from our San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers?

Do you see the tiny Clue near the middle between the two petals? Look hard:

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Let’s zoom in. Oh, here’s the culprit. It’s Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory using her sucking mouthpart as a weapon.

Mystery solved (via a Canon 65mm lens setup that looked a little something like this.)

BTW, the Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins exhibition is leaving us October 30th, so get on over there soon.

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