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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...

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...

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...

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