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SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday June 6 2017 25 Backyard critters Torpedo bug’s a pest Mike Bowie is an ecologist who specialises in entomology (insects and other invertebrates). Each week he introduces a new species found in his backyard at Lincoln. His column aims to raise public awareness of biodiversity, the variety of living things around us The green planthopper, also known as the torpedo bug, is a common pest of the garden. Siphanta acuta is the scientific name given to this 15mm long bug which sucks the sap out of plants and excretes unwanted honeydew. The sugary, bluishgreen honeydew is utilised by sooty mould, which can turn leaves an unsightly dark colour that interferes with the plant’s photosynthetic process. ANNOYANCE: The green planthopper, also known as the torpedo bug, is a common pest of the garden. The bug is an Australian species, and has green upright wings that resemble a thorn or small leaf, which gives it great camouflage. It lays about 100 eggs in a semi-circular raised clutch that hatch in 10 to 20 days, depending on the temperature. The nymphs go through five growth stages and have a strange looking tuft of white hair on their bum. Both nymphs and adults jump when disturbed, and the adults can fly a short distance. The adults live for about 60 days. Kim’s Fashion Quarterly from Kim Taylor —Viva La Moda Update your style Fashion is constantly evolving and changing. We often see customers who have favourite wardrobe items that when they go to replace, have become difficult to find. While there has never been such a variety on offer in the fashion world, trends do change meaning your good old wardrobe staple has evolved into something a little different. With this in mind, the following are suggestions as to how to move on to remain current in your look. The traditional woman’s shirt with a collar is a perfect example of this. Once upon a time this style was everywhere and while there a few on offer, the style has moved on to collarless tops and blouses including Chinese collars or scooped or v-necks. We have pictured the Airlie shirt ($145.95) which is a beautiful dressy version in black and gold metallic. There are several different jacket lengths available in stores but the predominant style is shorter which is flattering because it can add some definition at the waist so flatters most women. This style replaces the traditional mid thigh length blazer which featured strongly in the past. We have showcased the stunning Airlie pink jacket ($189.95) and the LA Coalition faux leather jacket ($199) in navy as another example of this alternative to a traditional blazer. These jackets are available in stone, taupe, brown, navy and black and are hugely versatile as can be dressed up with dresses and skirts or down with pants or jeans. Leggings are another fashion item that has moved on. The super stretchy knit leggings of the past have evolved into slim leg pants. The look is similar but just a little more tailored and much more flattering. We have pictured the Vassalli pull on pants with funky crosses detailing which are ultra popular because they are so warm, comfortable and look great with longer tops and knits. They are also an ideal leg width for wearing with ankle boots ($119). The humble cardigan is another favourite for many. The more traditional shorter length varieties have evolved into more relaxed shaped wraps and longline cardigans. These less structured shapes work well with slim leg pants or pencil skirts. When wearing fuller pants or more A-line skirts, a short length jacket is probably a better alternative. We have pictured the beautiful reversible Augustine wrap available in the pink and grey colourway over a striped straight through dress. These wraps are 100% merino and can be worn grey with pink trim or reversed to be pink with grey trim. This look is perfectly balanced when teamed up with short or long winter boots ($249). All of the styles pictured are available right now at Viva La Moda so come on down and find something to give your wardrobe an update for winter. -Kim Taylor All of the fashion featured in the images is available from Viva La Moda Rolleston Visit us at: Corner Main South Road and Barters Road, Templeton. Ph: 344 0331 Shop 12, Rolleston Square, Rolleston. Phone 347 1151