Bees and butterflies, as we all know, pollinate flowers, but did you know that bats, songbirds, hummingbirds, wasps, beetles, moths, flies, midges, and even nasty mosquitoes also deliver pollen from plant to plant?
The eyes of the male Green-eyed Wasp are larger than the females, all the better to see her, and predators. Green-eyed Wasps are also known as sand wasps because females excavate burrowing nests in sand (as well as soil).
Male Monarch Butterfly flitting about our garden and drinking nectar from the Marsh Milkweed florets. Notice the mass of orange Milkweed Aphids in the background. Lady Beetles are another pollinator super hero because they help milkweed plants by eating aphids.
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You go girl! A single Ladybug can eat fifty aphids a day. The Green Lacewing even more. Milkweed plants are sometimes overrun with aphids. The easiest way to rid your garden of aphids is to zap the pests with a garden hose. They are tiny soft bodied insects and will wash away readily. #nativeplants #pollinatorhero #milkweed #milkweed #ladybugs