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Butterfly

Butterfly

Common Name: Butterfly Order/ Suborder: Lepidoptera/ Rhopalocera Size: 0.5-12.0” (13-305 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Complete Type of Beneficial: Pollinator Geographic Distribution: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia Butterflies are beautiful,...
Spiny Orb Weaver

Spiny Orb Weaver

Common names: Spiny orb weaver; spiny-backed orbweaver; crab-like orbweaver Scientific Name: Gasteracantha cancriformis Size: 0.06-0.38” (1.5-9.5 mm) Type of Beneficial: Insect predator; prey includes flying insects such as whiteflies, mosquitoes, and wasps Geographic...
Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Common Names: Dragonfly, Mosquito hawk, Skimmer Genus/ Species: Many including Anax junius and Epitheca cynosure Size: 0.75 to 2.0 inches (19.1-50.8 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Complete metamorphosis Type of Beneficial: Insect predator; prey includes mosquitoes, flies,...
Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

Common Name: Praying mantis; Carolina mantis Genus/ Species: Stagmomantus carolina Size: 1.89 to 2.36 inches (48-60 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Immature stages are similar in appearance to the adult stage (i.e., simple metamorphosis) Type of Beneficial: Insect...
Aztec chinampas of Central America

Aztec chinampas of Central America

An example of hydroponic principles that were being used successfully is that of the Aztecs of Central America.  A nomadic tribe, they were driven onto the marshy shore of Lake Tenochtitlan,   located in the great central valley of what is now Mexico.  Roughly treated...
Hydroponics First Recorded Scientific Experiments

Hydroponics First Recorded Scientific Experiments

Some three centuries ago, john Woodward, an English scientist and a fellow of the Royal Society, undertook the first recorded scientific experiments on the subject of plant nutrition.  He wanted to know whether plants drew nourishment from the soil or from water. ...
Ladybug

Ladybug

Common Names: Ladybug, Lady Bug, Lady Beetle, Lady Bird and Lady Bird Beetle Genus / Species: 450 native and introduced species in North America Size: 0.63/16 to 6.30/16 inch (1mm to 10mm) Type of Beneficial: Insect predator Type of Metamorphosis: Immature stages...
Green 'Lynx' Spider

Green 'Lynx' Spider

Common Name: Green ‘Lynx’ Spider Genus / Species: Peucetia viridans Size: Females range from ½ to 5/8 inches (12 to 22 mm) in length, averaging approximately .63 inches (16 mm); males more slender and average .47 inches (12 mm) in length. Webs: A hunting...
The History of Hydroponics

The History of Hydroponics

Hydroponics basically means working water (“hydro” means “water” and “ponos” means “labor”). Many different civilizations have utilized hydroponic growing techniques throughout history. As noted in Hydroponic Food...
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