Elegans anything but elegant ...

bragu_DSM 5June 12, 2014

My Elegans these mornings with the 17-yr cicada hatch ... is anything but elegant ... perhaps pesticulated ... or cicadafied ...

Looking for a recipe for sweet 'n sour cicadas ...

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dave

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josephines123 z5 ON Canada

Hot Thai dipping sauce in spray form??? Lol
Beautiful hosta and distinctly elegant yet despite the critters! A wow specimen in my book, Dave!
Hope you get some useful suggestions, though. :-)

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 2:13PM
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jan_on zone 5b

I think chocolate dipped is the way to go.
Jan

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 3:45PM
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Jon 6a SE MA

An excellent source of protein, although I've only eaten insects (to my knowledge) only once when a bee flew into the back of my throat and I swallowed reflexively and it buzzed down my throat...but luckily I wasn't stung. Bumble, I'm pretty sure....well it felt kinda big and furry anyway.

Jon

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 3:55PM
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bernd ny zone5

Insecticide! I would give that plant a good coating, like shooting from your hip. Spray all of them hostas.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 5:25PM
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don_in_colorado

How long do those cicadas hang around for, Dave, the whole season?

Don B.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 8:05PM
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leafwatcher(zone 5)

Around here they last a couple months at least. And this 17 year thing is incredible. If you go into the woods it is deafening loud. You can feel it in the air.. It sounds to me like a Giant UFO special effect in a movie...

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 10:23PM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

I look right past those bugs and see a beautiful, big, healthy hosta.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 1:33PM
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funnthsun z7A - Southern VA

OMG, Jon, you had me laughing on that bee comment! Brilliant!

Beautiful Elegans, they aren't eating it, just taking a very long nap on it, right? :)

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 4:40PM
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bragu_DSM 5

they are hardening off their exoskeletons after hatching from the nymph stage. they don't eat. just have sex and bury their eggs and die ⦠or get eaten by birds, which have lovely distended full bellies â¦

dave

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 11:30PM
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Moccasin(z9aMobileAL)

Chocolate coated cicada? You could sell them.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 11:37PM
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