“Insects We Have Found” is an on-going, documented project of the numerous insect species we have discovered in the gardens. Some are beneficial…others are dastardly pests. I have provided as much detail about their description, life cycle, host plants, etc…as well as many comprehensive photographs as I have been able to obtain.
Check back periodically as I am always adding more information and photos on the various species as I get them.
**Special Note: I have added some new insect identifications but they are not showing up in the Beneficials and Pests Lists and I do not know why. Yet. In the meantime, please look in the “Category” box (right sidebar) for “Insects in the Garden” where you will find all of the published insects posts listed.
- Araneus trifolium (pumpkin spider)
- Archaeognatha (bristletail)
- Bombus vosnesenskii (yellow-faced bumble bee)
- Celastrina echo echo (western spring azure butterfly)
- Dolichovespula maculata (bald-faced hornet)
- Leptoglossus occidentalis (western conifer seed bug)
- Aphis sambuci (elder aphid)
- Caliroa cerasi (pear or cherry sawfly)
- Catocala briseis (briseis underwing moth)
- Contarinia quinquenotata (hemerocallis gall midge)
- Helicoverpa zea (tomato fruitworm)
- Hyphantria cunea (fall webworm)
- Malacosoma californicum pluviale (northern tent caterpillar)
- Malacosoma disstria (forest tent caterpillar)
- Pieris rapae (small white cabbage butterfly)
- Pulvinaria floccifera (cottony camellia scale)
Latest insect ID addition: October 11, 2018