Roaches are in the order Blattodea and many are considered pests of human dwellings. This species, the wood roach is a native roach that typically lives in the woods. If they are near humans its outside where wet wood of debris is next to the house. The wood roach in a scavenger eating decaying organic matter it finds, this benefits our ecosystem by helping to clean the forest.
Honeybees and butterflies play an important role in the health of the natural eco-system but populations are declining at an alarming rate. Take a look at this post to find out everything you need to know about helping them thrive.
The fly family Syrphidae is known as the hover flies. This species alights on flowers to drink the nectar, when it flies to another flower it deposits pollen it picked up from the last flower, of the same species, and helping the flower in its life cycle.
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Along with the damsel flies, the dragon flies help to make up the order Odonata. This saddlebag dragonfly is most often seen in migration when they wander away from their breeding habitats of ponds. The dragonflies feed on other insects, snatching them out of the air. As they live near water where mosquitoes also breed, dragonflies with advantageously feed on them.
This METALLIC GREEN SWEAT BEE is in the genus Agapostemon. He like other members of this group form small subterranean colonies. It can be identified as a male by the stripes on his abdomen. Sweat bees are important pollinators helping to bring us flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
Bluet damselfly is a small predator found along streams. What is interesting about this group of insect, the Zygoptera, the larvae (immature stages) and adults are both predatory. The nymphs are found in the water and adults spend their lives near the water.
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