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This page contains information and photos of beneficial garden insects including: bees, lady bugs, and praying mantises to name a few.

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Carpenter Bee on a plant.

Difference Between Honey Bees and Carpenter Bees?This is a page about the difference between honey bees and carpenter bees. While they do look similar, there are some distinct traits that can help you tell them apart. Once significant difference is that carpenter bees nest in wood and the male bees do not have stingers, while honey bees are social and build nests together. Carpenter bees tend to be less aggressive as well.


A sac of the praying mantis on a tree.

Praying Mantis SacsI discovered two praying mantis sacs in my backyard. The sacs are both relatively small so I wonder how many eggs are inside each. These praying mantis will be a great addition to my garden when they hatch.


Two caterpillars with teal and yellow markings.

Colorful CaterpillarsThese caterpillars are an unusual color, teal blue, and so are the bright pink and green leaves in the background. Very vibrant and colorful!


A wasp carrying a cicada.

Monologue Of A Killer WaspThe killer wasp is considered a beneficial insect in that it helps to control the cicada population thereby reducing the damage done to deciduous trees. Read on for an informative and original wasp monologue imagined by the author.


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