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An Aphid-Kind of Day

It was an aphid-kind of day.

When a ladybug landed on a gaura in our bee friendly garden, it was business as usual.

The business: eating aphids.

The rose aphids sucking the plant juices from the tender shoot didn't last long. 

This is why ladybugs are known as "beneficial insects."

You gotta love those ladybugs.

Tower of Aphids
Tower of Aphids

A LADYBUG crawls up a gaura to snack on aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye

ROSE APHID is unaware that the ladybug is a predator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crunch Time
Crunch Time

LADYBUG devours an aphid on a gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 3:12 PM

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