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Post  camprn on 4/28/2012, 5:46 pm

Sometimes the strangest ickiest looking things turn out to be one of the best of friends to a gardener...

Most lady bug beetles are beneficial in the garden. They really like to eat aphids.


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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/28/2012, 5:56 pm

Great post camp! Sticky'd

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Post  littlesapphire on 4/28/2012, 7:10 pm

Pretty picture! Thanks, I'll be sure not to squish those bugs Smile Although I'm sorry to say it's a rare day when I see an actual ladybug. Maybe once a year around here. Maybe I should order some.

Then again, it's a rare day when I see aphids, too!

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Post  camprn on 7/6/2012, 10:46 am

Insects are vectors for plant disease.
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/course/ent425/text18/plantvectors.html <~~click

cross posted to Diseases

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What is that Worm?

Post  camprn on 9/1/2012, 9:31 pm

WHAT IS THAT CATERPILLAR? Maybe this website knows.
http://www.discoverlife.org/20/q?guide=Caterpillars

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Post  camprn on 5/22/2013, 8:50 pm

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/okgard/msg0810253229057.html


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Post  Windmere on 5/22/2013, 9:08 pm

Wow, very helpful info camprn. There is so much to learn about helpful insects. I'm trying so hard to minimize things like neem by picking off and squeezing bugs.

It is amazing how similar some bugs look. Good guy and bad guy can easily be confused as the other. The more I know, the more I realize how little I know.


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Post  has55 on 7/5/2016, 10:28 am

there still bad boys out there. What if you were there size? recognizing them help. great post CampRN.






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Post  has55 on 7/22/2016, 5:20 pm

Letting the baseball card child out. Insects on cards, the good and the bad.
New Beneficial Bug Cards

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Post  landarch on 7/22/2016, 10:27 pm

love lady nymphs and adults in the garden...sad thing is I have not seen a single one yet this year...or lacewings, praying mantis, etc...and my garden is getting ravaged by pests.

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