Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Garden Helpers

There are often unexpected critters helping us in the garden by eating pests. Here are some photos of a green cabbage looper being consumed by a paper wasp. The female will kill them and carry them to the nest and feed the young.


Anonymous said...

This is very informative. Great pictures too. Now I know what that hornet was in my tomatoes the other day!

Anonymous said...

Hi - I wonder if you can tell me what the black stuff is - are these eggs or droppings? I just noticed these in the creases of my brassica plants and if not eggs, I could presumably hose them off? Thx!

duane marcus Facebook me! said...

The black stuff is the droppings from the worms. If you see it look for the worms and destroy them. The eggs are tiny and yellow and are usually deposited on the back of the leaves. They can be rubbed off if you find them.