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Posts Tagged: aphid

Meet Our Garden Heroes at Bohart Museum Open House on March 2

A ladybug grabbing an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If there's anything better than a ladybug eating an aphid, it's a ladybug devouring dozens of aphids. Get 'em! Ladybugs--actually, they're "lady beetles"--are garden heroes. And that's the theme of the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house on...

A ladybug grabbing an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A ladybug grabbing an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A ladybug grabbing an aphid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug prowling for aphids on brittlebush, Encelia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ladybug prowling for aphids on brittlebush, Encelia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug prowling for aphids on brittlebush, Encelia californica. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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Ladybug "walking the line." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug "walking the line." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:03 PM

An Aphid-Kind of Day

Tower of Aphids

It was an aphid-kind of day. When a ladybug landed on a gaura in our bee friendly garden, it was business as usual. The business: eating aphids.The rose aphids sucking the plant juices from the tender shoot didn't last long.  This is why ladybugs...

Tower of Aphids
Tower of Aphids

A LADYBUG crawls up a gaura to snack on aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye

ROSE APHID is unaware that the ladybug is a predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crunch Time
Crunch Time

LADYBUG devours an aphid on a gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 3:12 PM

Ride 'em, Cowboy!

Aphid on a ladybug

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...

Aphid on a ladybug
Aphid on a ladybug

THE PREDATOR AND THE PREY--An aphid, like a cowboy on a bucking rodeo bull, rides a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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