Insects can change a lot as they grow. Here’s an example of two different stages (instars) in a Green Vegetable Bug’s life.
Actually, they’re Spider Mites filmed with my new digital microscope. As I learn more about microscopy, the videos and pics will improve, so bear with me! The new microscope has added so much more depth to my understanding of the dance of predator and prey in our garden ecosystem.
Finding new friends in the garden is an exciting thing. They add to the resilience of the place.
It can be beneficial to leave a few plants after they have finished producing edible bits for you and use them as lures for pests.