Yes, I discovered Gold! last night. Right there on my sweet potato plant!! I knew something was making a meal out of it. And there it was .... omg!
It looked like a piece of gold jewelry, I took this picture above.
Gold !! Gold !! right in my little back space! Oh I could see it now. All over the tv, the internet.. ' Rare Gold Insect found in Barbra Joans' garden . Oh yes, you know.. that artist lady.'
I would be rich and famous.. TaDa !!! They would be studying this rare beautiful bug for years ...
Next thing? Google... HA ! I bet no one ever saw THIS before..
Of course Google took the wind right out of my sails.
Not the most common of insects, but there it was... it even has it's own name . Milkweed Tortoise Beetle. And it loves to eat the sweet potato plant among others. Who knew? And another bit of news ... the nasty thing bites. No, although I've been bitten by everything including the stinging nettle, ( another story) but this didn't and it turned out there were about 20 of them munching away at my poor little green plant... Dreams dashed, famous gold bug, not so.. but one thing I found out, others were just as surprised and curious as me..