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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.

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.

A close up. I'm not sure if I just want this or if I want the entire image (to wrap around my arm)?

1977 ல் விண்வெளியில் இருந்து கிடைத்த 72 வினாடி சிக்னல் - Wow signal the strange radio signal from space is still a mystery - Arivu Dose - அறிவு டோஸ்

Beneficial Insects

Bugs or insects, these beneficial critters are great for organic farmers but can also be applied to your backyard organic garden

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.

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.

Bumblebees, like wasps and ants, are Hymenoptera.  Bumblebees collect nectar and pollen from flowers to feed the growing young.  While doing this they accidentally drop pollen onto other flowers.  Pollination of the flowers allows plants to reproduce by fruits and seeds.

Bumblebees, like wasps and ants, are Hymenoptera. Bumblebees collect nectar and pollen from flowers to feed the growing young. While doing this they accidentally drop pollen onto other flowers. Pollination of the flowers allows plants to reproduce by fruits and seeds.

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.

The Connecticut state insect is the praying mantis illustrated here.  They are most famously known for eating the males during reproduction.  While this isn't always the case, praying mantis do eat other insects.  They are often released by gardeners to ea pests on their plants.

The Connecticut state insect is the praying mantis illustrated here. They are most famously known for eating the males during reproduction. While this isn't always the case, praying mantis do eat other insects. They are often released by gardeners to ea pests on their plants.

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