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Posts Tagged: natural enemies

Citrus Leafminer

Figure 1. Winding tunnels on a citrus leaf caused by feeding of a citrus leafminer larva. <br>(Credit: E. Grafton-Cardwell, UCCE)

[This post has been modified from the article originally published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Retail Nursery and Garden Center IPM News.] Citrus leafminer is a moth that arrived in California in 2000 and...

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Backyard Helpers

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Praying mantids are well-known predators we often see lurking around gardens, landscapes, and sometimes near porch lights, waiting for a tasty meal to arrive. Praying mantid adults are 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) long and are usually yellowish, green, or...

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)
Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Adult mantis. (Credit: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Celebrate Earth Day with Insectary Plants

Photo Nectar and pollen-producing plants in full bloom. (Credit: Kathy Keatley-Garvey)

This Earth Day, Sunday April 22, help natural enemies by growing insectary plants. Natural enemies, also called beneficials or biological control agents, include lady beetles (ladybugs), lacewings, spiders, parasitic wasps, and even some mites!...

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:53 PM
Tags: Earth Day (3), insectary (2), insecticides (4), lady beetles (40), ladybugs (43), natural enemies (9), plants (12)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home!

A lady beetle positions itself on a tropical milkweed leaf, poised for flight. (Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ladybug!  Ladybug!Fly away home.Your house is on fireAnd your children are gone. How many times have you heard that nursery rhyme? Better yet, how many times have you seen a lady beetle (because they're beetles, not bugs) take off? Look...

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 3:43 PM
Tags: beetle (10), IPM (64), lady bug (5), natural enemies (9), statewide (2)

Pollinator Week is June 19-25

Garden plants providing nectar and pollen for natural enemies and pollinators. (Photo: Ellen Zagory)

Ten years ago the U.S. Senate voted unanimously and created National Pollinator Week. This week reminds us of the vital role pollinators play in providing our world's fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. According to the Pollinator Partnership,...

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:22 AM
Tags: insectary (2), IPM (64), natural enemies (9), pesticides (28), pollinators (34), UC IPM (223)

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