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Quiksilver
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#11 Post by Quiksilver »

They're getting more and more prevalant because of the use of chopped wood waste in compost. That's their ideal environment. Same goes for compost (sciarid) flies. Oh the joys of ecological gardening :D

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#12 Post by Bayleaf »

Another bug ID mystery! Anyone know what this multi-legged thing is?
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#13 Post by Polarengineer »

My "seek" app says it is a ' Mealybug Destroyer'
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

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#14 Post by Bayleaf »

Ooh, thank you! Sounds like it's a good bug to have around then! It's not my photo - a friend's asking me if I knew.

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#15 Post by Blaze »

@Bayleaf It's a type of coccinelle and would be a natural predator of the Australian cochenilles that are on one of mimosas.

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