Tiny Invasive Pest Wreaking Havoc on Blueberries

An invasive pest barely 1/16th of an inch long that first turned up in California in 2008 has caused millions of dollars in damage to Michigan’s blueberry crop. Full Story — website

Metallic Green Bee

Pollinators ♥ Native Plants Pt.1

Pollinators are important for a healthy ecosystem & critical to many food crops, but are often lacking in urban gardens & landscapes ✿

Green Bottle Fly

Flies as Pollinators

Research indicates that flies may contribute significantly to pollination of North American flowers and many food plants.

Tachinidae Archytas

Tachinid Flies

Tachinid flies are amongst the largest families of true flies with approximately 8,000 species world wide… These beneficial flies play an important role in suppressing populations of destructive timber and agricultural pests.