I have a lot of aphids in the garden. At my last house I had a nice balance of aphids and predators. At this house not yet. I hope eventually to develop that equilibrium, but for now I have an aphid problem. I let them run rampant on my favas and nasturtiums in hopes of attracting more predators. Without food the ladybugs won't show up. So I give them a feast.
And they have come. I've only seen a few so far. But the one above has taken up residence on my zucchini. It has been there for days munching away. I hope it is a she and she lays eggs. The larvae eat a lot more than the adults do.
I've yet to see an adult lacewing in the garden, but their eggs are all over. Usually I find their eggs on the dill, so I have to be careful when I pick not to pick those plants. But I found this one when I was weeding. I've never seen their eggs on crab grass before. But to be fair there is a dill plant not far from it.
And do you see what I see (right side and a bit down)? YES! An eggplant bud. I wonder how long it will be before the eggplants start. A long time if we don't get out of this cold wet spell, but it ought to break in a couple of days and then we can get back into the 70s.