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Do You Know What's In a Hedgerow?

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you like to see lady beetles devouring aphids or assassin bugs piercing spotted cucumber beetles, then you'll love the workshop taking place Saturday, April 11 in rural Zamora, Yolo County. That's not to say you'll see beneficial insects doing their...

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle, aka ladybug, devouring an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An assassin bug, a beneficial insect, targeting a pest, a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
An assassin bug, a beneficial insect, targeting a pest, a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

An assassin bug, a beneficial insect, targeting a pest, a spotted cucumber beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green lacewing looking for love. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A green lacewing looking for love. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A green lacewing looking for love. Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Why You Should Not Clean Your Porch Light Fixtures

Porch lights attract predators and prey, including this predator, a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Here's a good reason why you should not clean the fixtures around your porch lights--if you need a reason. The lights attract all kinds of nocturnal flying insects. It's like the proverbial draw of a moth to a flame. Spiders weave their webs on the...

Porch lights attract predators and prey, including this predator, a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Porch lights attract predators and prey, including this predator, a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Porch lights attract predators and prey, including this predator, a praying mantis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Tags: moths (15), porch lights (1), praying mantis (87), predators (8), prey (21), spiders (19)

Poor ol' Ladybug

Cellar spider traps and wraps a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The lady beetle, aka ladybug, was at the wrong place at the wrong time. We don't know how she managed to get tangled in the cellar spider's web or why the cellar spider opted to have her for dinner instead waiting for a tasty honey bee, a nutritious...

Cellar spider traps and wraps a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Cellar spider traps and wraps a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cellar spider traps and wraps a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cellar spider proceeds to eat the ladybug, an insect that scientists agree is
Cellar spider proceeds to eat the ladybug, an insect that scientists agree is "foul-tasting" to predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cellar spider proceeds to eat the ladybug, an insect that scientists agree is "foul-tasting" to predators. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 9:36 PM
Tags: cellar spider (2), ladybeetle (1), ladybug (20), predator (15), prey (21)

The Predator

Jumping spider eating a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

I know. Jumping spiders have to eat, but do they have to snag the bees? Last weekend as we were checking the lavender patch in our yard, we noticed something partially hidden--and moving--on a post. It was a jumping spider eating a honey bee. Later in...

Jumping spider eating a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jumping spider eating a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jumping spider eating a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jumping spider eating a sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jumping spider eating a sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jumping spider eating a sweat bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moving fast, a spider heads for prey.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Moving fast, a spider heads for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Moving fast, a spider heads for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM
Tags: honey bee (196), jumping spider (16), predator (15), prey (21), sweat bee (18)

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