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A ladybird feasting on an aphid, that's part of a colony on the wigwam grown Lathyrus odoratus plants, grown for my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

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Schoenorchis fragrans pictured on the 27th October 2016. This miniature orchid specimen was host to a number of pests.

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Schoenorchis fragrans pictured on the 27th October 2016.

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A closer look at the damaged Masdevallia decumana bloom, pictured on the 27th October 2016.

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A closer look at the damaged Masdevallia decumana bloom, pictured on the 27th October 2016.

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This Masdevallia decumana bloom has only recently opened, yet it has already suffered considerable pest damage. I am unsure what has caused this damage, I had previously wondered when similar damage appeared recently on another Masdevallia decumana bloom if the damage was caused by tiny snails, as I have spotted a few tiny snails lately inside this Miniature Orchid Trial BiOrbAir Terrarium. I will endeavour to discover the pest and remove it from the terrarium. Pictured on the 27th October…

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I've recently noticed some damage on a couple of the leaves of my Masdevallia decumana. I suspected that the damage was caused by tiny snails, but I removed the leaves as a precaution, in case there was a tiny pest present that I hadn't seen. Today I removed this Masdevallia decumana flower, as I noticed damage to the flower. Pictured on the 16th October 2016.

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This Restrepia antennifera specimen has produced a keiki. Pictured on the 16th October 2016, inside my BiOrbAir terrarium.

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Here you can see a more considerable covering of powdery mildew on the Lathyrus odoratus plants. Though, looking on the bright side, these Lathyrus odoratus tendrils have formed a beautiful heart shape. Pictured during my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

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