Tag Archives: Entomology

Question of the Week: Braconid Wasp

Last week the question was:  What are the white things on this strawberry leaf? These are braconid wasp pupae.  Braconid wasps are beneficial insects that we love to see in our fields and gardens, though they are mostly so small … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Assassin Bug

Last week the question was:  What insect laid these eggs on this wheat head? These are the eggs of an assassin bug (F: Reduviidae).  There are lots of species of assassin bugs and they are excellent predators.  They have piercing/sucking mouthparts … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: Mayfly

Last week the question was:  What is this insect on this rapeseed flower? This is a mayfly.  Mayflies are extremely old insects whose origins date back to approximately 300 million years ago.  Juvenile mayflies are aquatic but leave the water when they … Continue reading

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