Beautiful Beneficials: Parasitic Wasps

Beautiful Beneficials: Parasitic Wasps

I have discussed wasps with you before, now let us look a little closer at parasitic wasps. Parasitic wasps are those whose larval stages eat or live in the different stages of other insects. Many of these wasps parasitize caterpillars, while other may parasitize a number of insects, including beetle larvae, sawfly larvae, galls, beetles, […]

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Plants of the Carrot Family

Plants of the Carrot Family

Carrot family members are characterized by umbel flowers (usually) and hollow stems. The flowers are arranged in an umbel, in which flowers arise on long pedicels (like the supports of an umbrella) to form a flat- or round-topped array of flowers. The small flowers usually have both pollen-bearing or ovule-bearing parts. Leaves when crushed usually give off a strong odor. […]

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Managing Aphids in the Landscape

Managing Aphids in the Landscape

Aphids are not something you want to find in your garden, and yet we all do find them at some point, unless you have created a toxic haze of chemicals around you and your garden-then you would not even have issues with neighbors. Realistically, though, in a well balanced, healthy landscape, there will be some […]

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