This gallery covers those insects and other creatures most commonly encountered in the garden as well as a few more obscure ones that are interesting. I hope to add more entries as I find new insects to photograph or hopefully have pictures sent to me. I always found that the pests are in far greater numbers than the predators. It is the same as with any animal at the top of a food chain. If there is not enough food for the good bugs they will either turn on each other or quite simply go elsewhere. Another clue is that predatory bugs are usually very active in tracking down their prey whilst the pests are likely to be stationary, sucking or chewing on the plants.
While every endeavour has been made to accurately identify each insect, in some instances, variations make identification more difficult. No responsibility is taken for inaccurate identification. The descriptions in this application relate to the interaction of these insects in a seasonal market garden, and it is recommended that the information contained in this application be used in conjunction with the user’s observation of the insects. Insects may be pests in one situation, and not in another.
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