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Old 05-09-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default syrphid larva feeding on aphids video

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Check out this article at the link below on letting nature take its course. There is a great photo on a leaf of a syrphid larva that is hard to see but follow the central vein and your eyes will pick it up. Very cool. Don't want to be killing off these guys.

A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still an Ecosystem

More on beneficial insects doing the job if you just give them time.

pollinators-welcome

Picture from my garden a few years back. The ratibida recovered nicely and the aphids have never been a problem since.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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And many of the adult flies are good pollinators!
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