I will never, ever be able to list all the insects we see around here! Insects rule the ranch! I hope to spend some time getting accurate IDs on them (I have them; now need time to put in here!), but for now, I’ll just list groupings and things I know are accurate.
Some years we have more of one type, and some years another. There have been crazy grasshopper years, beautiful dragonfly years, cricket years, and more!
- Fire ants
- Big ants out by the cattle gate
- Aphids (ugh)
- June bugs (April 2018)
- Dung beetles (September 2018)
- Praying mantis
- Stink bugs
- Black widow (mostly during construction of the house and garage)
- Garden spider
- Those spiders with the floating webs
- Jumping spiders