Good Bugs

Last night we found a garden friend looking in through the window. This Lacewing is a welcome site. Attracted to light, adults are often found on windows during the summer evenings. Their wings are delicate and beautiful. It's so nice to have a pollinator in the garden that won't sting or buzz around my head. Adult lacewings are attracted to a multitude of flowers, and feast upon nectar and pollen alike. 20110727-081300.jpg

20110727-081317.jpg Lacewing larvae are known as aphid lions, eating up to 100 aphids in a day. Fingers are crossed in the hopes that this lacewing had time to lay some eggs in the tomato and pepper plants before she flew away!

Have you found any lacewings in your garden this year? Which good bugs are keeping your plants happy?