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Name that insect!


Name that insect!

Friend or foe?

Insects can be destructive or helpful in the garden - or even both! We don't want to kill everything willynilly without knowing what their role is in the natural scheme of things.

I find I spend a lot of time hunting down information on various insects. Having the information, pictures and feedback from members experiences in one location would be helpful.

Feel free to start a discussion of your own. The more informed we are as gardeners the better!

Use these SITES to help identify your insects.

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Latest Activity: Apr 9

Vanishing of the Bees - full length movie version, well worth watching.

Discussion Forum

Cool Bugs - Friends or Foes?

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Lissa Mar 24, 2014. 8 Replies

Mole cricket ?

Started by Valerie. Last reply by Rob Walter Oct 9, 2014. 6 Replies

FRIEND (usually!): Butterflies

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Mar 12, 2014. 6 Replies

Ideas? Mozzie or Mayfly?

Started by Stevo. Last reply by Stevo Jul 29, 2015. 5 Replies


Started by Lissa. Last reply by Lissa Oct 24, 2013. 3 Replies


Started by Lissa. Last reply by Lissa Jul 31, 2015. 2 Replies


Started by Lissa. Last reply by Lissa Apr 12, 2015. 2 Replies

FRIEND Dolichopodid Flies

Started by Lissa. Last reply by Lissa Dec 8, 2013. 2 Replies

Australian Native Bees

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe May 26, 2013. 2 Replies

What insect is this?

Started by Joseph. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Nov 18, 2016. 1 Reply

IFF - Owlfly

Started by Joseph. Last reply by Lissa Dec 13, 2013. 1 Reply

Bugs which look like Assassins but are not

Started by Elaine de Saxe Jan 23, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on November 18, 2016 at 6:29

Four boys and two girls ;-)

Comment by Lissa on November 18, 2016 at 4:13

Comment by Lissa on October 4, 2013 at 20:11

That would be wonderful Lucinda :)

Just ask if you need help with anything.

Comment by Lissa on June 13, 2013 at 8:09

We love that site Jeff :)

I find caterpillars hard to identify on it though.

If you hit "view all" in discussion I have a Tools and Sites discussion which I have featured but for some reason it doesn't show up on the home page. It should be right at the front but it refuses to co-operate.

Go ahead and start a discussion on any insects that interest you :)

Comment by Jeff on June 13, 2013 at 8:00

Hey guys - I would suggest you have a look at this site, as I have found it very useful for identifying insects in my garden.


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This site was created by Scarlett Patrick, to build capacity in the Brisbane  community for growing, buying, and living sustainably. Six years on, BLF is an important hub to promote, discuss, share and learn about local food growing, production, gardens, services and activities happening in our part of the world.

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