What’s in your back yard?

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If you plant it – they will come

The black and blue salvia is by far the most popular plant on the patio and attracts honey bees, green bees, bumble bees, sweat bees, carpenter bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.

4. Mantis
5. Honey Bee
6. Bumblebee
7. Green Bee
8. Paper Wasp
9. Mud Dauber
10. Ant
11. Small Carpenter Bee
12. Green Bottle Fly
13. Tiger Bee Fly
14. Robber Fly
15. Syrphid Fly
16. Fly
17. Villa Bee Fly
18. Crane Fly

19. Jewel Fly
20. Blue Dasher Dragonfly
21. Yellow-sided Skimmer
22. Bronze Needle Damselfly
23. Spotted Spreadwing Damselfly
24. Two-spotted Tree Cricket
25. Red-legged Grasshopper
26. Two-striped Grasshopper
27. Carolina Grasshopper
28. Forked-tail Bush Katydid
29. Katydid
30. Cattail Caterpillar
31. Tobacco Budworm
32. Winter Moth Caterpillar
33. Spangled Fritillary Butterfly

34. Cabbage White Butterfly
35. Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
36. Viceroy Butterfly
37. Monarch Butterfly
38. Moth
39. Labrador Carpet Moth
40. Mottled Grass Veneer Moth
41. Candy-striped Leafhopper
42. Sycamore Assassin Bug
43. Aphid
44. June Beetle
45. Stag Beetle
46. Oriental Beetle
47. Scarlet Malachite Beetle
48. Burying Beetle

49. Ladybug
50. Varied Carpet Beetle
51. Black Firefly
52. Pill bug
53. Jumping Spider
54. Bowl and Doily Weaver
55. Funnel Weaver
56. Red Spider Mite
57. Cross Orb Weaver
58. Slug
59. Toad
60. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
61. Raccoons

Jumping Spider

SPIDERS

DID YOU KNOW?

Some jumping spiders can jump up to 50 times their body length.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Arthropods
Class:
Arachnids
Order:
Spiders

Mantis

MANTIDS

DID YOU KNOW?

The mantis is the only insect that can turn its head 180 degrees.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Mantids

Sycamore Assassin Bug

TRUE BUGS

DID YOU KNOW?

There are approximately 40,000 species of true bugs in the world.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies (Hemiptera)

Honey Bee

ANTS, BEES, WASPS

DID YOU KNOW?

A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Arthropods
Class:
Insects
Order:
Ants, Bees, Wasps

FLIES

FLIES

DID YOU KNOW?

Over 100,000 species of flies live on earth.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Flies

DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES

DID YOU KNOW?

Dragonflies have been around for over 300 million years.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Dragonflies and Damselflies

Two-Striped Grasshopper

GRASSHOPPERS, CRICKETS & KATYDIDS

DID YOU KNOW?

A group of crickets is called an orchestra.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Arthropods
Class:
Insects
Order:
Grasshoppers, Crickets and Katydids

BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS

DID YOU KNOW?

There are more species of moths (160,000) than butterflies (17,500).

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Butterflies and Moths

BEETLES

DID YOU KNOW?

The ladybug is the state insect of Massachusetts.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Beetles

Pill Bug

ISOPODS

DID YOU KNOW?

Isopods are an order of crustaceans that live in the ocean, fresh water or on land.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Arthropoda
Class:
Malacostraca
Order:
Isopods

Slug

GASTROPODS

DID YOU KNOW?

Slugs use two tentacles for seeing and smelling and the other two for touching and tasting.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropods

AMPHIBIANS

DID YOU KNOW?

A group of toads is called a knot.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibians
Order: Toads and Frogs

Ruby-throated Humminbird

APODIFORMES

DID YOU KNOW?

The ruby-throated hummingbird flaps its wings 80 times per second.

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum:
Chordata
Class:
Birds
Order:
Apodiformes

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