Unfortunately, the critters responsible have been very cagey and eluded discovery for some time. That was before I enlisted the help of Milton, a furry feline whose specialty is catching lizards, chasing fluttering leaves and general insect hunting.
Milton poised high in the acalypha observing for any nasty insect action
After some waiting, we identified the leaf muncher:
I'll spare you the details of the grasshopper's demise. It was, however, a small victory for me over the nasty creatures which can seriously upset gardeners. No matter what time of year, there are snails, caterpillars, strange little bugs I can't identify and now grasshoppers all competing to make a tasty treat of my plants. Despite being surrounded by birds, the local avian population prefer to scavenge in the streets to eating bugs. With Milton by my side, however, I do feel I have another weapon in the fight against these garden terrorists.