A Surprise – a Nonet

 
image Robin’s Pincushion © Duncan Hutt

A little wasp called Diplolepsis
lays her eggs on a briar rose leaf.
Grubs emerge to feed on that,
which might be thought to harm.
Robin’s Pincushion
emerges soon –
a rosy
fluffy
gall.

I learned of this happy accident from my naturalist son-in-law’s blog post here and the nonet form is explained at Poetic Bloomings

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7 Responses to A Surprise – a Nonet

  1. scotthastiepoet says:

    A lovely blend of form and theme here, Viv – delicately and beautifully done… With Best Wishes Scott

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  2. colonialist says:

    *admiringly* You walked the tightrope of explaining that with nonet?

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  3. julespaige says:

    Two neat places to visit. Thanks.
    There are other plants…the peonies – I think work in a similar fashion. Ants help to bring out the flower. Some are specific to certain varieties. Though the site I read said that some peonies don’t need ants at all.

    We’ve got a special wasp here, a ground burrowing one that likes to eat cicadas’. It is actually called a Cicada Killer. I opened my shed a few weeks ago to see this little wasp carrying a cicada in it’s clutches!

    There’s a place for everything.

    I don’t eat avocados that often. Seeing as they are shipped here from either California or another country they aren’t exactly budget friendly either. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. restlessjo says:

    And a pretty picture too 🙂

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  5. Pretty! Except for the wasp 🙂

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  6. Linda E.H. says:

    wow, I didn’t know it worked that way. Nature is pretty amazing.

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