Categories : Insect Of The Month
LOVE THOSE INSECTS- PRAYING MANTIS

By Shan Wheeler, Master Gardener Trainee Insects are my “thing”… I love bees and butterflies (but who doesn’t?) and plant my garden to attract them. Most people try to prevent and spray insecticides to ward off insects, but there’s no need to be paranoid because some are good guys! You’ve heard about beneficial insects like Lady Bugs, but the stealthy, alien-out-of-this-world-looking Praying Mantis is one of my favorites. I once noticed what I thought was a new type Continue Reading...

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Honey Bees

THE HONEY BEE Master Gardeners Carl White, Bee Enthusiast, and Ron Nelson Bee Keeper       The soft buzz around the flowers, the constant flow of bees from the hive and one knows honey is in the making. However, Continue Reading...

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Army Worm

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Squash Bugs

SQUASH BUGS, UGH! Karen Miller, Entomologist Specialist Master Gardener     As Master Gardeners we are here to answer questions regarding gardening. This summer we have been Continue Reading...

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Grasshoppers

  What’s Been Buggin’ You? By Karen Miller, Master Gardener Entomology Specialist   Are you one of the people who enjoying sitting on your porch at night listening to the crickets chirp? Is the sound rela Continue Reading...

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Pill Bugs

What’s Been Buggin’ You? By Karen Miller, Master Gardener Entomology Specialist Most of us consider the Pill bug, aka Rollie Pollie or woodlice, a pest especially in large numbers. Though they are associated with insects and are Continue Reading...

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Mud Daubers

THIS INSECT BUILDS HIS HOUSE WITH MUD! Karen Miller, Entomology Specialist Mud dauber is a common name given to a number of wasps that build their nest from mud. Also called “dirt dauber”, “dirt dobber” or “mud wasp”, these wasps are from the order Hymenoptera and the family Sphecidae. Adult mud daubers are ¾ to 1 inch in length and, depending on the species, vary in color from dull black to black with bright yellow markings to iridescent blue black. The feature that best identifies the Continue Reading...

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Aphids

What’s Been Buggin’ You? By Karen Miller, Master Gardener Entomology Specialist .         Aphids, aphids, and more aphids! What are aphids and where do they come from? In the Continue Reading...

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Swallowtail Butterfly

What’s Been Buggin’ You? By Karen Miller, Master Gardener Entomology Specialist     Gardening, like life, is full of surprises and I do appreciate Continue Reading...

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