Check out the little face - you may have to click the photo to get a better look. I'm pretty sure it's some sort of Cookie Monster or some other resident of Sesame Street - yep, yep, yep, yep, yep.

Nah, I guess not.

The trails through the leaf were created by the larvae of a species of fly -- Phytomyza ilicicola, Holly leafminer -- the "face" marks the spot where the flies emerged.

[Photo courtesy of Treebeard] Posted by Picasa


Anonymous said...

I never knew (never thought to check) what type of insect leaf miners were.
Nice shot Treebeard.

Anonymous said...

It's definitely Cookie Monster. I wondered where he ended up. Guess he's learned it isn't easy being green.

Anonymous said...

Nope, its definitely one of those alien muppets....the yep, yep ,yep ones. I can picture the old black roatry phone right now. Bbrrriiiinnggggg, Bbrriinnnggggg...yep, yep , yep yep.

Anonymous said...

What kind of camera you are using? The picture is really sharp!

swamp4me said...

The camera used to take this photo was a Panasonic DMC-TZ1.