what is mining my garden?

Discussion in 'Celebrate Biodiversity' started by anon125, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. anon125

    anon125 Active Member 10 Years

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    the new cats next door decided this bit of ground dry under the eaves was a very nce kitty litter.
    so we scraped away i bit of the mulch and put a 1/4 inch mesh under the mulch.

    no cats so far but which mining engineers cause these holes?

    thanks all

    PS if there is a better part of the forum for pests - please move this one to it. the one i found was closed!
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    An antlion (Myrmeleontidae) larva. They dig pit traps like this, which they use to trap small insects.

    PS I've moved it to the 'Celebrate Biodiversity' forum. They're fascinating wildlife, not pests ;-)
     
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    anon125 Active Member 10 Years

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    wow!
    thanks
     

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