Bug song

Hi everyone,

Here’s how on online resource describes the leafhopper: “Many species of leafhoppers exist in home gardens throughout North America. Both adults and nymphs feed by puncturing the undersides of leaves and sucking out plant juices. Their toxic saliva causes spotting (white specks), yellowing, leaf curling, stunting and distortion of plants. They are also responsible for transmitting the organisms causing virus diseases in plants. Common host plants include beans, corn, lettuce, beets, potato, grapes, roses and many others.”
This is what a leafhopper looks like:

And here is a more fanciful contemplation of this well camouflaged little pest:

Song of the Leafhopper

Now you see me,
now you don’t,
hiding here in plain sight.
Come too close I’ll take flight.
Think you’ll catch me?
You won’t.
I’m too quick
for clumsy you.
I’ll have my way with sweet plant.
Think you’ll stop me?
You can’t.
This is what
I’m built to do.

6 comments on “Bug song

    • Nah, I just saw the bug, took its picture, and made up the poem to go with it. Ideas spinning in that fertile mind of yours?

      • One of you write a silly poem about the chosen bug. The other can write a more serious, more factual poem about the same bug. I think kids would love reading both “sides” of the same bug!

  1. Something like this? Then take the rest offline??? You choose the bugs.

    Doctor Leaf Hopper Is In

    Let me suck the bad juice out.
    Never mind the spots.
    This will not be painful.
    And soon you’ll like it lots.

    If your leaves curl, let them be,
    It is for the best.
    You’ll go viral, super-star.
    I will do the rest.

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