BUGS-The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


BUGS-The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Thought I would start this group when I was working in one of my gardens and was attacked by an army of ants. Add your discussion about specific bugs. Those you like, those you hate, those you don't know what they are,...

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Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2014

How To Post

To All,
Please put you inquiries about bugs that you need IDed, questions, suggestions... in the discussion forum as follows:
1. In the 'Discussion title' field identify the bug by briefly describing what kind of bug, color, size etc. and any other distinguishing aspects. eg green caterpillar with black spikes. If asking a question be specific.

2. Add any other elements in the text field. eg where you found it, what it was doing, eating etc.

3. Use the camera icon in the tool bar above the text box to add the photo in the body of the text. Adding attachments can be difficult for readers to find, use, download etc

4. Once an ID is made - can the original poster please edit the title by adding the ID in parenthesis behind the original title.

That way newcomers and "old posters' can go to the discussions before they post about bugs that may have already been identified. This may help with keeping the comments section from getting overcrowded and the discussion section easier to find information. Thanks




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Discussion Forum

Tomatoes 6 Replies

Started by Christine Carusone. Last reply by Don Reeves z7, TN Jul 13, 2014.

Little green caterpillars in my Birch leaves 2 Replies

Started by Donna H 5-6/CT. Last reply by Don Reeves z7, TN Nov 17, 2013.

Japanese Beetle 6 Replies

Started by Alison Clarke. Last reply by mamie ameling Jul 10, 2013.

Buying Ladybugs 3 Replies

Started by Susan Tilghman Hawthorne. Last reply by Carol Dale Jun 8, 2013.

Grasshopper plague 3 Replies

Started by Kathryn Morski, Z4 UP MI. Last reply by Kathryn Morski, Z4 UP MI Aug 3, 2012.

Prey of the Praying Mantis 11 Replies

Started by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA. Last reply by Beth Knight Jun 13, 2012.

Majestic Ash

Started by Christine Carusone May 18, 2012.

Little black beetle eating my grapes...help

Started by Barb z6 MI & z10 FL Apr 27, 2012.

Squash vine borers 7 Replies

Started by kim. Last reply by Lori S Ullman Trent Mar 3, 2012.

I used to know what this was, but I've forgotten. 8 Replies

Started by Mary Adams-zone 6a. Last reply by Mary Adams-zone 6a Dec 8, 2011.

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Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on October 8, 2011 at 6:51am
Wonderful pictures of the Grasshoppers Robin. I saw one that I chased around for a while trying to figure out what it was till it landed. I usually see ones with white or yellow wings but the one I saw had orange/red wings.
Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on October 8, 2011 at 2:34am
I thought this was cool... I couldn't figure out what I was seeing fluttering until I saw it land. And I was darn lucky to get the pic.
Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on October 4, 2011 at 1:17pm
As you can probably see from earlier I have had an over abundance of Praying Mantises in my garden. Today I saw what I thought was a myth, a Praying Mantis killing a Hummingbird. I started a discussion above showing a Praying Mantis with its Hummingbird Prey.
Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on September 25, 2011 at 3:40am
Every time I go into the garden I seem to see another garden predator attacking a butterfly. With all the Paying Mantises in the garden I'm amazed that I have any butterflies at all. Then I see a little Skipper getting carried off by a Killer Wasp, I really wonder how butterflies can survive at all with all the predators that feed on them. I thought the taste of Monarchs was suppose to keep Monarchs safe from Predators but they seem like the Preying Mantises favorite meal. I never saw the Bearded Burglar Fly eat any when he was here but he probably did. Enjoyed seeing your web Margaret, thanks for sharing!
Comment by margaret woodford on September 24, 2011 at 9:38am
hi everyone...happy weekend!   if you look close enough you can see a pretty neat spider web.....i'm not sure how to photograph these during the day!
Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on September 6, 2011 at 11:35pm
Isn't it great to see Lady Bugs. This is the first year since we moved here in 1999 that I've seen an actual Red Lady Bug.
Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on September 6, 2011 at 6:02pm
Yesterday I saw a Lady Bug. I usually only see only the asian lady bugs which are more orange. Today I saw a little spider with it's prey' I never even saw the spider till I went to see why the moth didn't move.Lady Bugs one with spots and the other without!Moth and spider
Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on September 1, 2011 at 1:35am
Today I saw a Praying Mantis with a Monarch. The jury is still out with me if a Praying Mantis is good or bad. I just know it's Ugly.
Comment by margaret woodford on August 24, 2011 at 6:13pm
Hi...before i rush out...anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of chigger bites...i'm itching all over...head to toe...i regrettably dump weeds into the woods and guess i got into a chigger area...ugh....any help/ideas before i scratch my skin off!!!!!!!!!ugh!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Randy Anderson zn.5/Il. USA on August 24, 2011 at 6:02pm
Today I saw a Cicada Killer Wasp. They are a ground wasp and the largest in our area.

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