Bugs, Blooms and Blights


From Facebook page:  Bugs, Blooms and Blights


This multicolored Asian lady bird beetle found its aphid prey on a goldenrod this morning. One beetle can feed on over a thousand aphids in its lifetime. Lady bird beetles are generalist predators that feed on not only aphids, but many small soft-bodied insects such as scales, psyllids, spider mites, leaf beetle larvae, some insect eggs, and small caterpillars. 

For great photos and information on common local insects, plants and plant problems, visit the new Facebook page hosted by the University of Maryland Extension:  Bugs, Blooms and Blights.