Posts Tagged: ladybug
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...
It probably bugs her but it doesn't kill her. But why? An entomologist at the University of Montreal is investigating why parasitic wasps (Dinocampus coccinellae) that lay their eggs on ladybugs (Coccinella maculata) do not kill them. Often a...
Searching for More Aphids
Ladybugs eat lots of aphids. Did we say lots of aphids? Lots of aphids. They have no portion control. If you watch closely, you'll see them gobble aphids like theater-goers devour buttered popcorn. Ladybugs eat so many aphids you wonder if...
Aphid on a ladybug
Here’s another good reason to be kind to ladybugs. But we are, aren’t we? EurekAlert! alerted us Jan. 6 to a study relating that an abundance of ladybugs in olive orchards is an...
There she was, snuggled beneath a garbage can lid, seeking warmth as temperatures dipped to freezing levels. She was lucky. It was City Garbage Pick-Up Day. She could have been trucked to the local landfill had we not rescued her. Luck be a lady and...
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