Posts Tagged: Blow fly
The first day of spring--Tuesday, March 20--yielded a diversity of insects in the fava beans planted in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, a half-acre bee friendly garden adjacent to the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility on Bee Biology Road,...
Count the insects! Ladybugs, a European paper wasp, blow fly and aphids are all over the fava beans in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
European paper wasp and a pair of ladybugs in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Stink bug occupies a fava bean leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on the fava beans. Note the gray load of pollen.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
When you see the blow fly (below), what do you think?Well, that depends on who you are and what you do--or maybe your earliest negative/positive insect recollections. If you hate flies, particularly blow flies, and you despise their larvae (maggots),...
Blow fly on a New Zealand tea tree (Leptospermum scoparium). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Blow fly gathering nectar from New Zealand tea tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The eyes have it.Look at the compound eyes of an insect. Some are colorful, some are drab. But they are all organs that detect light. Most insects "have some sight and many possess highly developed visual systems," write UC Davis entomology professors...
Yellow-Faced Bumble Bee
Metallic Green Sweat Bee
God in His wisdom made the fly And then forgot to tell us why. --Ogden Nash, "The Fly" Every time I see a fly I think of the Ogden Nash poem. Our bee-friendly garden is attracting a few flies. I captured this...