Posts Tagged: ladybug
Ladybugs, aka ladybird beetles, are out there.Walk through the garden and they're easy to find.Last weekend we spotted one tucked in the heart of an artichoke, another climbing a nectarine tree, and still another perched on an artichoke leaf.They're...
Ladybug looking for food on an artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ladybug munching aphids on the limb of a nectarine tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ladybug looking for aphids in all the right places. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
What the world needs now is "love, sweet love" and...more ladybugs.Ladybeetles are our friends. They gobble up aphids and other pests in our garden, and then look around for more. They have insatiable appetites.Last Friday morning, as volunteers worked...
Beneath a Leaf
It was an aphid-kind of day. When a ladybug landed on a gaura in our bee friendly garden, it was business as usual. The business: eating aphids.The rose aphids sucking the plant juices from the tender shoot didn't last long. This is why ladybugs are...
Tower of Aphids
Eye to Eye
Our Artemisia, a silvery-leafed shrub bordering our bee friendly garden, looks quite orange and black these days.It's not for lack of water or some exotic disease. It's the ladybug (aka lady beetle) population.If you look closely, you'll see eggs, larvae...
Ladybug and a Pupa
It's not often you see a ladybug and a honey bee sharing the same plant.The ladybug, a predator in disguise, devours aphids like a kid does M&Ms. The honey bee, all buzziness, works furiously to collect nectar or pollen for her hive.Sometimes a...