What’s bugging you can help the garden

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Posted: August 27, 2013

Special to The Winchester Star

The front legs of the praying mantis (above) are jointed and spined so as to easily catch and hold struggling insects. Spiders (right) have many methods in order to catch their next meal. This crab spider lurks among flower blossoms, reaching out to grab an unsuspecting hummingbird moth.
Lacewings are delicate, rather oddly shaped insects, but when it comes to aphids, they are eating machines.

Did you know it is estimated that there are more than 200 million species of insects in the world.

And although I know we gardeners believe every one of those 200 million varieties is out to get…



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