Precious Sight.

noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)September 19, 2010

I had to share this with y'all--

I went outside to take one last look at the fig trees on my carport and as I neared one of the babies, I noticed a stringy thing on one of the leaves at the top of the treelet. I looked more closely and the stringy thing, its tail, was attached to a young anole that was nestled along the inside spine of the little leaf and it was sound asleep. It never awoke when I leaned near to take a good look. Its little eyes were closed tightly.

I found out why the anoles are hanging around the fig trees. It's because there are many small, whitish tan moths that hang around the fig trees. The anoles like the moths as much as the geckos do, but the anoles have the day shift and the geckos work until I turn off the kitchen-living area lights for the night. They like me because I stay up late and that attracts the moths for a longer time.

The anoles and geckos are so fat.



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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

How tiny are the tiny moths, Viv? Tiny enough to be whitefly?


    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 11:15AM
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oregonwoodsmoke(5 OR Sunset 1A)

Lizards are always welcome. It sounds like you've got some good hard workers.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 4:53PM
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noss(Zone 9a Lafayette, LA)

Hi Al,

No, they aren't whitefly moths. These are larger and are always around, plants, or no plants. The geckos eat them off the big windows in the peak across the front of my house. The lights draw them to the windows and they sleep on the trees during the days, so the anoles flush them out.

Yes, OWS, they really are eager for meals. :) Do you have lizards up that way?


    Bookmark   September 19, 2010 at 11:41PM
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