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I need some help really identifying a huge insect that has just fallen down my chimney! its the same shape as a wasp but it is approx 3cms long and jet black. I recall hearing something about an invasion of huge bees from America killing our
There are a few problems with my plants, please help me recognize them and tell me how to solve the problems. Thanks. 1) There are a lot of small insects on my rose bush leaves. 2) Planted Chisya Goldfingers Limo a couple weeks ago
film. Is this scale insect? and what is the best treatment? Systemic treatments will mean I can't eat my fruit! Yes thats scale insect. Try soft soap if you dont want to use chemicals. Some chemical are ok to use on fruits if you only use them once
danger to ladybirds, bees, birds or other desirable creatures.Can someone recommend kinder pesticides? I’m also interested in companion planting, so if there is anything that will attract insects that will east these nasties I should like to know about
okay there is more than likely a place on here for this somewhere. And will be an ansewer to it l have just found a catapiller that looks like a twig can anyone tell me what this could be. I think there is more than one type of caterpillar that looks twig-like, but I seem to reme...
The difficulty is that new insects may be better adapted to the current and developing climate. Perhaps we should be accepting the inevitable: the future is not going to be like the past. We may need new insects. I say this with a groaning feeling
To my mind, the asparagus beetle, Crioceris asparagi, is one of our most beautiful insects. The Mondrianesque juxtaposition of its red border, creamy yellow squares and inky blue-black outlining is just astonishing.Although only 5-6mm long, it's a
can someone please help! I have a large container which i use as my herb garden, but have recently noticed worm like creatures poking out of the soil. I thought at first one was an old coil spring from a pen,sort of browny in colour, long and slender and very very quickin movem...
It boggles my mind to consider how many millions of tonnes of horticultural material must be shipped around the globe each year. And with the plants and soil come the insects. We are lucky in the UK in that we have a relatively cool temperate
The loose bark on old logs is one of the most important hibernating sites for all manner of insects. Here they can remain sheltered from predators, and also from their main enemies during winter: frost and damp. This week they will be sorely tested