Lacewings are beneficial insects, right? Well...that depends on the circumstance in my opinion. I was definitely thinking that they were NOT beneficial when one of the little boogers BIT me!
|Lacewing larvae. Photo by Bart Drees.|
So, the moral of the story is....lacewing larvae are beneficial when they are eating unwanted insects such as aphids, not when they bite you!
If you are interested in learning more about beneficial insects, please attend my seminar next Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 9AM. It will be held at the Travis County Extension Office at 1600-B Smith Road Austin, TX 78721.
I'll also be speaking the next day (June 14, 2012) from 10AM-12PM on Insect Pest Suppression Methods for Vegetables and Ornamentals. That presentation will also be at the Extension office.
I do want to point out some other posts that you may find interesting. Mike Merchant wrote an interesting post on tarantulas and their courtship. Since I know many of you love it when you see tarantulas, you should check it out. I've also been getting some calls recently about areas with high numbers of walkingsticks. Molly Keck wrote a great post about walkingsticks that you can check out if you've been finding them lately. And lastly, I would like to welcome my colleague Paul Nester to the world of blogging. He recently started a blog about fire ants that you can check out for more information.