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Our Favourites!
Here are some of our favourite Insects…

Poppy's Favourite: The Silver Fish
Silver%20fish.jpg Although the name makes it sound like a type of fish, the silver fish is infact a type of insect. It's full name is Lepisma Saccharina and it is a small, wingless insect. It is a nocturnal insect with an ellongated, flattened body which is typically 13-25 millimeters long. They are given their name because of their silvery blue colour and their fish like appearance but scientifically named because of their diet of carbohydrates such as sugar or starch. The common silverfish likes high humidity and warm temperatures to live in and have been known to scurry through houses looking for food. Unfortunately this can sometimes lead to books, wallpaper or other paper products to be damaged.

April's Favourite: The Blue Morpho Butterfly
Morpho.jpg Their are 80 different types of butterflies in the genus morpho and the blue morpho butterfly is just one of them. Morphos range in wingspan from 7.5 cm to the larger 20cm. Its name come from the word Morph or change. As you can tell from its name, the Blue Morpho butterfly has blue wings which are edged with black. Its habitat is usually in the tropical rainforests in latin america. The adult morphos stay on the floor of the rainforests however when morphos mate they fly through all layers of the rainforest. As the blue morpho gets older its diet will change. As a baby caterpillar it will munch on different types of leaves, it's favourite being varieties in the pea family. When it becomes an adult it can no longer eat food but has to suck up liquids. It uses a long mouthpart called the proboscis to suck liquid out of rotten fruit or decomposing animals.

Rosie's Favourite : Ladybird

Ladybugs are not only cute little beetles, they and their larvae very effectively control many damaging insects in the garden. There are many naturally occurring ladybugs, and you can also increase their numbers by releasing additional ladybugs into your landscape.The ladybug family is huge. The typical red or orange ladybug that many of us think of with black spots has lots of cousins; thousands of them! There are approximately 5000 species of ladybugs and more are being discovered. These ladybugs, ladybirds, or lady beetles as they may be called depending where you are from, can look drastically different than our red and black mascot. Ladybug spot patterns vary widely from species to species and come in a variety of colors