Tag Archives: predatory insect

08.04.2020 The best way to rid your garden of harmful pests

Assassin Bug-Pselliopsis cinctus practicing IPM (Integrated Pest Management) on a Japanese Beetle-Popillia japonica. Gardeners can purchase Assassin Bugs but ours are all here by their own choice. They won’t eradicate the unwanted beetles but do keep their numbers down.  I … Continue reading

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06.26.2020 Flashback Friday-12-spotted Skimmer

Another find at the Lawrence Swamp wet meadow from the archives. Capturing insects in the early morning often allows a close approach that isn’t possible later in the day when they are warmed up and more energetic.  A cool morning … Continue reading

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08.10.2015 Honest honey, it’s not what it looks like

Although I am sure this shot isn’t going to make anyone jealous, it isn’t what it seems…really, it isn’t.  🙂 This is a pair of jagged ambush bugs.Phymata sp. It is fairly common to find a male riding a female’s … Continue reading

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