|Sonny Jim eyes up the persimmon harvest in June this year|
|Our bountiful bucket of persimmon|
It turned out that this woman's husband is an entomologist and he took great delight in showing us the beautiful steely blue ladybirds which live around the leafy bits of the persimmon stalks. They are good insects to have around as they eat up aphids and help control black scale, as well as looking beautiful in their own tiny way. . .
|Steelblue ladybird - Halmus Chalybeus. Photo from wikipedia|