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Spotted: A Lady Beetle in a Winter Wonderland

Spotted: A lady beetle (aka ladybug) feasting on aphids in her winter wonderland. It dines uninterrupted until it sees the shadow of what could...

A lady beetle feasting on aphids on a strawberry plant in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle feasting on aphids on a strawberry plant in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle feasting on aphids on a strawberry plant in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle peers at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

'Garden Allies': Everything in Your Garden Has a Place

Don't ask if the insects you find in your garden are "good bugs or bad bugs." Everything in your garden has a place, and your place should be a...

A lady beetle and her eggs in a Vacaville garden. Everything in nature is connected, says Frédérique Lavoipierre. If you have no aphids, no lady beetles or soldier beetles for you. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A lady beetle and her eggs in a Vacaville garden. Everything in nature is connected, says Frédérique Lavoipierre. If you have no aphids, no lady beetles or soldier beetles for you. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A lady beetle and her eggs in a Vacaville garden. Everything in nature is connected, says Frédérique Lavoipierre. If you have no aphids, no lady beetles or soldier beetles for you. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) feasts on aphids but is often mistaken as a
A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) feasts on aphids but is often mistaken as a "bad bug." This image was taken in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A soldier beetle (family Cantharida) feasts on aphids but is often mistaken as a "bad bug." This image was taken in a Vacaville garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 3:36 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Health, Innovation, Natural Resources, Pest Management, Yard & Garden

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