The good the bad and the ugly bugs

The good the bad and the ugly bugs.

A few of the regular ones, we see in everyday life. The good Bees, the bad mosquitoes, the ugly spiders and of course the beautiful butterflies, which we often not appreciate in their fore stage as caterpillars.

Why are insects important?

Insects have a big role in our ecosystem. There are about 900,000 different species of insects which we know of, and probably some millions more we haven’t yet gave a name.

We all depend on each other, we all have a role in our ecosystem.

Far out the most important bug is the good Bee.

The good the bad and the ugly bugs
Bee on sunflower

Save the bees

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When there is one animal what works so hard for us, it’s the Bee.

70% of all our agricultural crops depends on the work of the Bee and the Bumblebee. Greenpeace have started a big alarm in collaboration with the gardeners and farmers to Save the bees.

Annually 20 to 25% of all our colonies are not surviving the winter. In some regions even more than half of the bees die,

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The wisdom of Bees

The Wisdom of Bees

The Bad Mosquitoes


Even an irritating bug as the mosquito has it’s place in our ecosystem. This insect has it’s benefit. The larves are important food for the fish. And although we hate mosquitoes, they are well known disease-carriers, we love to eat fish.

the good the bad and the ugly bugs

The ugly Spider in his artistic web


When a spider isn’t toxic, you better let him live, a spider is responsible for cleaning up a lot of mosquitoes and flies.

the good the bad and the ugly bugs
Spider in Web

There goes an urban legend around that every man approximately eat 5-8 spiders in his sleep.

Graceful Butterflies


Butterflies are an important link in nature. Not only do the caterpillars eat away huge amounts of plants but they are an important food source for many other animals. The wasps for example would not exist without caterpillars. Butterflies also play a role in the pollination of plants. Some species bloom at night and for their pollination they depend entirely on moths. Examples of plants that flower at night to lure are the primrose and the honeysuckle.

Surviving ain’t always easy


Some butterflies are adaptable and can survive in many different habitats, other are depending on one plant in particular. When a host plant disappears, the butterfly goes under with it.

Through reclamation and building, the habitat of the butterfly gets affected by man. Especially the moths are an important food source for the bat.

the good the bad and the ugly bugs

These flying flowers are a feast for the eyes.

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Buttefly house
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Bee house
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Ladybird house
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Insect hotel




Build a house for


The good the bad and the ugly bugs
Butterfly hotel

Different insect houses

We can help some of these creatures to survive, which is very important to our ecosystem.

Though most bugs are in human experience annoying, when species disappear, you get a chain reaction.



By Loes Knetsch

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16 thoughts on “The good the bad and the ugly bugs”

    1. Thank you Michael, we are the only species here on earth, who violate every right of everything what’s living on earth, and thank you for your action for the bees, they deserve so much more respect from us, Loes

  1. Hi! Love the article! And I’m trying hard not to dislike spiders…
    I am very aware of the decline in the bee populations and heard lately that the birds are beginning to die away too. It is really scary what we do to these creatures, and ourselves in the long run.
    Regards, Kristina

    1. Hello Kristina, thank you, we really don’t know yet, what a mess we are making of this beautiful earth, otherwise we would fully take responsebility for our own doings and would change a whole lot, greetings Loes

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