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25.4.15

MARPLE ARRESTED THE CULPRIT (マープル犯人逮捕)


Yesterday morning, my wife Marple found a female adult of rose-borer in our garden.  The culprit perched on a leaf of Rosa 'Iceberg' at the rose arbour.  She caught it alive in a flash.  This is the first time we look at a real one.   A saw-like ovipositor, by which it cuts rose stems, can be seen on the enlarged picture.  Oh, it's awful!


(昨日の午前中、家内のマープルは庭でバラクキバチのメスの成虫を見つけました。この犯人はバラのアーバーの下にあるアイスバーグの羽にとまったので、間髪を入れず生け捕りにしました。本物を見るのは私たちは初めてです。バラの茎を切るノコギリのような産卵管が拡大写真では見えます。本当に恐ろしい!)

Body length; 16mm


A serrate brown ovipositor


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4 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a successful arrest. I trust justice was administered quickly!

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  2. Dear Poirot
    We have something similar in the UK - the rose sawfly - which also cuts into the stem of the rose to lay eggs and then the stem swells and distorts as the insect grows. I do remove and destroy any I find! They have a bright yellow/orange body so can be spotted quite easily.
    I'm pleased you caught this one.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Yes, I am really pleased for her to have caught it.

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