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Oops. Is this your leaf?

Explore May 25, 2009 #40

 

And what about the male Lubber? Well, here he is with his navy blue and gold armor and red spiked legs. And about half the size of the golden female!

 

Having demolished almost the entire plant, this is the exact look he had on his face as I strolled up with my camera. "Oops! Is this... was this... your leaf, ma'am?"

 

I include this in answer to any questions you might have about the destructive nature of these gorgeous creatures. Yes, friendly or not, they can mow down a large plant in a matter of days when they descend in a hungry hoard.

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Taken on April 28, 2009