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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.

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.

Take a look at this #infographic to learn more about the importance of #honeybees. #ecofriendly

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.

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.

Like the male sweat bee, this female, identifiable by her green abdomen, is an important pollinator of flowers and fruit trees.

Like the male sweat bee, this female, identifiable by her green abdomen, is an important pollinator of flowers and fruit trees.

Wasps, like this Sphecidae are often only known for their ability to sting.  These insects use other insects to feed their young, like caterpillars that can be pests on other plants.

Wasps, like this Sphecidae are often only known for their ability to sting. These insects use other insects to feed their young, like caterpillars that can be pests on other plants.

In this view of the hover fly, we can see that they mimic bees as well as completing a similar job.  By looking like bees that sting, it affords these flies a measure of projection from predators.

In this view of the hover fly, we can see that they mimic bees as well as completing a similar job. By looking like bees that sting, it affords these flies a measure of projection from predators.

This great spangled fritillary, like other butterflies, helps pollinates flowers.  Beautiful and beneficial, this specimen is on a native plant, butterfly weed.

This great spangled fritillary, like other butterflies, helps pollinates flowers. Beautiful and beneficial, this specimen is on a native plant, butterfly weed.

Beneficial Insects Pest Infographic #lifeadvancer | @lifeadvancer

Fighting Pests with Beneficial Insects – Infographic

Forget the use of poisonous, expensive pesticides. Enlist the help of these fourteen beneficial insects to control pest outbreaks in your garden.

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.

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.

Unlike some members of the Odonata, the autumn meadowhawk dragonfly does not migrate but completes a life cycle in one summer.

Unlike some members of the Odonata, the autumn meadowhawk dragonfly does not migrate but completes a life cycle in one summer.

Dance like a honeybee

Waggle Dance

dance language of honey bees web The Dance Language of Honeybees infographics

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.

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.

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.

Use kitchen scraps to grow plants! Yes a lot of foods you disregard as not edible and∕or trash can in fact grow into a plant and give you…

Easy Gardening: Growing Vegetables Plants from Kitchen Scraps!

Use kitchen scraps to grow plants! Yes a lot of foods you disregard as not edible and∕or trash can in fact grow into a plant and give yo

How to grow peaches from seed

How to grow peach tree from pit gardening tip is a frugal way to add a tree start to your homestead orchard. Make sure you like The Homestead Survival and

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