Insects in the order Hemiptera have piercing-sucking mouthparts and range in size and shape from spindly predatory assassin bugs to easy-going rotund aphids.
The largest insect group, many species in order Coleoptera pollinate plants. Ladybugs, a type of beetle, are natural pest control of aphids and other plant-feeding insects.
Grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets are common visitors to the garden, providing a natural serenade no matter the time of day.
These fast-flying predators of order Odonata keep mosquito populations down!
A mix of creepy-crawlies without enough images for their own galleries. Flies, spiders, cockroaches, oh my!