Insect Festival 2011, Saturday September 24th

Art by Margarethe Brummerman

2011 at a glance–

20 Booths
80 Faculty, Staff, Post-doctoral Fellows, Students
& Community Volunteers
2,000 Visitors (approx.)

Theme insect–

The convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia convergens. One of the most common ‘lady bug’ species in North America, it is a voracious predator of aphids and other plant pests. A single lady beetle can eat up to 50 aphids per day! This species overwinters in massive aggregations and is found in a variety of habitats. You can even purchase them online to release into your garden.

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