Monday, June 25, 2007

Beneficial Insects

I've complained about the harmful bugs and moths in my yard, but I also have some very beneficial insects too.

Look at the pollen pocket on this busy bee. They have loved the lamb's ear, it seems to be their favorite.

Another bee on a purple coneflower.

I have a shrub with quite a few small praying mantis on it. I usually see a few of these in my yard every year. Hopefully, these will stay and my mantis population will increase.

1 comment:

Naturegirl said...

I love these bugs I wish I had the mantis.. now off to your post below..I hope it is not the gypsy moth as I have been fighting them.hugs NG