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Leaf-footed Plant Bugs
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A new species of bug for Tenerife or an insect already known in the Canary Islands?

La Laguna the University City A Dragon Tree in La Laguna I have always had a particular liking for La Laguna because it was the first place I ever stayed on Tenerife when I first came here in December 2002 and fell in love with the place. I think it’s because of all the lush [...]

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A terrible pest that kills plants
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A great species for biological control but where have all the Canary Islands ladybirds gone?

Ladybirds Photo by IRRI ImagesThere are supposed to be at least seven species of ladybird on Tenerife, and according to David and Zoë Bramwell’s excellent book, Historia Natural de las Islas Canarias, one of these is very common. I have been on Tenerife for nearly three years and in all that time I have only ever [...]

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Fennel flowers
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Herb Gardening in Tenerife in the Canary Islands

Herbs of Tenerife The island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands can be likened to a herb garden on a really immense scale and what works well in nature will work well for us too. Indeed, it has many wild species of its own such has the Canary Lavender (Lavendula canariensis), which is often found [...]

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