Posts Tagged ‘orchid’

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

Friday, October 21st, 2011

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.

Orchid vs. Aphid at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Can you spot the pest on this orchid from San Francisco’s Conservatory of Flowers? Do you see the tiny Clue near the middle?

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.