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One of a number of species belonging to the order Collembola. These insect-like creatures feed on living or decaying vegetation, and can be a nuisance in greenhouses. They can be controlled using insecticide.
A group of microscopic organisms that reproduce inside plant cells, thereby destroying them and causing disease. Viruses that attack plants are often transmitted by sap-sucking insects.
Make a bug box for insects and give nature a helping hand within your garden. Using easy-to-find scraps of timber, old bamboo canes and old branches, it will cost you very little and provide the perfect habitat for beneficial insects such as spiders
Aphid-like insects of the family Adelgidae that are found exclusively on conifers. They feed on the sap of the host tree and cause cone-like growths, which can stunt or kill twigs and, in severe infestations, disfigure ornamental trees.
Froth, resembling spit, produced by the larvae of froghopper insects, to provide them with thermal and moisture control, and to hide them from predators. The larvae suck sap from the plant, but generally do little harm.
Make a bug boxEncourage helpful insects such as ladybirds, lacewings and bees into your garden by building them their own bug box. Giving them somewhere to shelter or hibernate, this simple to build home is perfect for gardeners who want to look
Stag beetles lay eggs underground near rotting wood. The larvae of these insects live in the wood for up to five years, before pupating to become adults. Help protect this endangered species by making a simple habitat for them.BucketBark chippings
and other insects. The display will provide shelter for insects to roost or hibernate, food plants for various caterpillars, and sources of nectar for pollinating insects.We created a scheme of nectar-rich nepeta, lavenders, geranium, polemonium, salvia
the ground, trapping the insects before they can do any damage.
of the conference was ‘The Natural History of North West Kent’, which means the Thames Gateway and the urban tendrils sprawling from London.I was speaking on brownfield insects, and made the case that although derelict sites with heaps of bulldozed rubble, may