Category: insects

Orange-spotted roach (Blaptica dubia)

Not as scary as they sound Dubia roaches are also called Orange-spotted roach, Guyana spotted roach and Argentinian wood roach. From their names alone it’s easy to tell a lot about their natural habitat, their geographic location and appearance. Blauptica dubia roaches live in northern parts of South America. Since they live in tropical forests, […]

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Drosera capensis and Spiders

Aphid infestation Drosera capensis is a carnivorous plant that can effectively fight fungus gnat flies, but can have a lot of problems, when infested with aphids. Aphids are usually moving over the parts of plant without traps, which makes them safe from Drosera’s sticky mucilage.┬áDrosera can tolerate some aphids, but will start declining as the […]

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Chinese Praying Mantis

Chinese Praying Mantis (Tenodera sinensis) grows up to 11 centimeters and is often used as a pet insect. They are strict carnivores with never ending appetite. They eat flies, mosquitoes, moths, grasshoppers, spiders, caterpillars, stinkbugs and other insects. I have seen them catch a wasp, bee, and bumblebee as well. They start as small insects […]

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