Humans are so intimidated by insects that we continually try to eradicate them even while we mourn the loss of biodiversity in other species. But it doesn’t work that way. The interplay of life on Earth is vastly complicated and the species are all interdependent. Saturday May 22 is International Biodiversity Day and I urge […] Read more
Honeydew is a sweet sticky substance, high in sugars and amino acids, that is excreted by various insects, including aphids, leafhoppers, and some scale insects. These insects puncture the phloem vessels in certain plants in order to eat the sap. But because sap contains low amounts of the compounds necessary to build proteins, the insects […] Read more
That’s a bumble bee in the upper left. Does anyone recognize the rest? I think the lower left is a fly, and maybe the other two are bees. Any help is greatly appreciated!