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New hedgerow at greenteamfarm, where #beneficialinsects come to play! Every #farmscaping element is here, many times over, and beautifully done. In the hedge: drought-tolerant mix of grasses, shrubs, and flowering perennials to provide continuous food and shelter for #beneficialinsects. And a yearly source of herb and #farmscaping perennials to sell or add more habitat to the farm in 3-5 years. 🕰🌿 #naturalpestcontrol #farmplanning #featherreedgrass #boutelouagracilis #rabbitbrush #perovskia #catmint #alyssum #candytuft #echinacea #blackeyedsusan #goldenrod #agastache #asclepiastuberosa #purpleaster

6 0 Sep 25, 2018

I love using beneficial insects to protect my garden. Usually I use very specific predatory mites and such from NaturalEnemies. Sometimes though, I add beneficial insects to my garden more as entertainment. The praying mantis doesn’t really add that much to defenses but I add their eggs every year just so I can see them hanging out while I’m working. But in this photo we see the mantis at work eating a nymphal-stage metallic leaf hopper! It was so cool to see the praying mantis slowly stalk the hopper and then grab it and bite its head. I was all, WTF! Leafhoppers aren’t that bad of a pest but I do have to give credit to the praying mantis for not only doing its job, but doing it with such style too! #beneficialinsects #prayingmantis #leafhopper #cannabis

49 3 Sep 25, 2018

Our weekend travels took us to Octoberfest at Hunter Mtn NY - supported local beekeeper with purchase of this awesome honey and witnessed another honey lover up close and personal! #honeybees #beneficialinsects #localhoney #gardenstateapiaries #njhoneybees

12 0 Sep 24, 2018

#100daysofgrowingfood Southern Hemisphere: day twenty four. I planted some California red onions, pukekohe longkeeper onions and leek seedlings today. This is the first time I’ve actually grown them from seed which feels like quite an achievement. I interplanted some white alyssum to hopefully help keep the weeds down a bit and keep beneficial insects happy. Next to the onions are a couple of carrot seedlings which I really struggle to grow, I would love any tips on how to improve my carrot growing please. #selfsufficiency #selfsufficient #homegrownveggies #homegrownfood #carrots #onions #leeks #pukekohelongkeeper #redonion #potagergarden #potager #kitchengarden #sageandtimefarm #100daysofgrowingfoodnz #ornamentaledibles #companionplanting #alyssum #beneficialinsects #nzgardener #nzgarden #kiwigarden #vegetablegardening

30 1 Sep 24, 2018

Jumping spider in the garden today! Look at those cool green eye spots! 🕷🕸 #spider #jumpingspider #arachnid #nature #organic #organicgardening #beneficialinsects #ilovespiders #spidersofinstagram best_of_thymes_garden

15 1 Sep 25, 2018

We had a really lovely visitor in the garden, incredibly helpful too! She's welcome back anytime! 🤩🌱💕 #ambarygardens #prayingmantis #beneficialinsects #beneficialbugs #wildgarden #cbd #hemp #hempderivedcbd #cbdonly #hempfarmlife

35 4 Sep 24, 2018

Let’s Get It On Scentless Plant Bug (Niesthrea louisianica) Found these little buggers all over my Indian Mallow. Upon closer inspection, I found adults mating (scroll through), newborns, and nymphs, all dining on the blossoms which were in various stages of going to seed. It turns out they feed on both the seeds and the blossoms, and if you look at the final image you’ll see the proboscis of a nymph diving straight in to a relatively new bud. So, I did a little homework and here’s what I found out at the site “Dave’s Bugs”: “The scentless plant bug (Niesthrea louisianica) is native from Arizona to Florida north to New York and West to Iowa in the Mississippi Valley. Nymphs and adults feed on seeds of malvaceous plants. Host plants include rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), hibiscus, spurred anoda (Anoda cristata)and abutilon species. I found it feeding on a rock rosemallow (Pavonia lasiopetala) plant seeds. It feeds on flower buds, spent flowers and seeds. Masses of eggs are laid and are deposited on the undersides of leaves. Many times there are more than one generation per year. “Usually they are not damaging enough nor common enough to be considered a real ornamental plant pest due to the fact that they usually do not cause noticeable damage. If Niesthrea louisianica becomes abundant enough to cause concern, a pesticide can be applied for control on flower buds, spent blooms and undersides of leaves (if eggs are noticed). Please avoid spraying open blooms to prevent killing bees. If practical, hand removal is also effective.” ——————————— #bugs #wildyardsproject #beastsinmyyard #californianativeplants #plantnativeplants #yourpropertyishabitat #pests #gardenpests #beneficialinsects #entomology

31 2 Sep 24, 2018

Saved this little lady from drowning in a trough, and set her on the daisy to get her footing back. So yes, this is staged, but still cool. Caught a shot just as she was about to fly off, pic 2. #beneficialinsects #pollinatorgarden #nativeplants #nature #ladybug #countrylife #nofilter

13 1 Sep 25, 2018

Learn in’ how to stalk bugs and protect the greenhouse 🐜 🐛 🕷 🐱 🖤 #fosterkitten #adoptdontshop🐾 #adoptme #gardening #beneficialinsects #spidercat #predator #blackcatsofinstagram

15 2 Sep 25, 2018

Looks like a hoverfly but I can’t pin down the classification. They feed on flower nectar and the larvae prey on aphids so it’s quite the beneficial insect! #hoverfly #fly #beneficialinsects #macro #sigma105mm #nature #naturephotography #insectphotography #macrophotography

52 1 Sep 24, 2018
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