Lady Beetles

Lady Beetles

Lady Beetles Order: ColeopteraFamily: Coccinellidae Description Lady beetle adults are round to oval, bright red and often spotted. Lady beetle larvae look very different and are often overlook or misidentified. Lady beetle larvae are elongated, usually dark colored...
Predatory Bugs

Predatory Bugs

Predatory Bugs Order: Hemiptera Description Many species of true bugs are predators of insects and mites. All feed by piercing the prey with their narrow mouthparts and sucking out body fluids. Common predators in this order include: Predatory stink bugs Damsel/nabid...
Syrphid Flies

Syrphid Flies

Syrphid Flies Order: Diptera Family: Syrphidae Description Syrphid flies, also called hover flies or flower flies are brightly colored yellow or orange and black, and mimic bees or yellow-jackets. However, syrphid flies are harmless to people, and the larval (maggot)...
Green Lacewings

Green Lacewings

Green Lacewings Order: NeuropteraFamily: Chrysopidae Description Several green lacewing species are found in gardens and field crops. The adult stage is familiar to most gardeners: a pale green insect with two pairs of large, clear, highly veined wings that are held...
Mantid

Mantid

Mantid Order: MantodeaFamily: Mantidae Description Mantids are uncommon in most of Colorado but are familiar insects to most gardeners. All mantids have front legs, which are large and well-designed for grasping prey. The segment of the body containing these legs...