With that furry body and cute puppy dog eyes, could you really step on him? Jumping spiders are actually one of the beneficial insects in your home or garden, as they prey on other pests and bugs.
Meet Mr. Snakefly. He showed up in my flowerbed of pink dianthus the other day, and very kindly posed for my camera for quite some time. If you see one of these guys in your yard or garden, treat him kindly, as he is one of the “good guys” in the world of bugs. He is predatory in the larvae and in the adult stages, which means he likes to eat aphids and other destructive insects in your garden. Here’s some more interesting information with facts you may not have known about this interesting little creature.
And just look what I discovered yesterday! A cute and very tiny katydid nymph enjoying a moment in the sun. I noticed him sitting on a green tomato leaf in my garden. The poor little guy looks like he’s lost half of an antennae, but that didn’t seem to phase him a bit. He has a very funny and cute way of walking with those gangly (and hairy) legs.