Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent for Okaloosa County, offers lawn and garden advice specific to Northwest Florida.
689-5850 or 729-1400, Ext. 5850
This spring, I was an invited speaker at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival in Orlando. My topic was “Good Bugs – Bad Bugs.” I provided 6 presentations to more than 300 attendees representing at least half the states in the United States and several other countries. All audiences could identify the adult lady beetle as a beneficial insect (good bug). Even children attending could quickly and correctly identify the ladybeetle from a picture. But few could correctly identify the larva