Ground beetle are generally black or brown with long, skinny legs. They are nocturnal and hide during the day under leaves and stones. The benefit: They take down slugs and snails, the bane of many gardeners’ lives, and eat a host of other garden pests, too, including cutworms and root maggots. They clean up the garden, poking under fallen leaves for insects to eat.
Science - Ladybug Identification | Amorphophallus Wordpress (Use bing or other to translate) Marena Nunez - I want to do the specimen boxes for Johnny's room - these would be a little bit less girly, but could be cute to make their own ladybugs with salt dough or polymer clay that you back and then set them in shadow boxes on the walls?
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