Beneficial Insects
Some Jeepers are Keepers
Most insects in your garden are beneficial. Good insects are ones that kill other pests. Be sure you are not harming or getting rid of these beneficial bugs. You can also encourage these good bugs to your garden by choosing plants that attract these types of bugs.

Here’s a list of just some of the bugs that are good for your garden:
 

Bee
Beneficial for pollination

Dragonfly
Dragonflies feed on mosquitos, gnats, flies, termites and ants

Green Lacewing
Lacewing larvae prey on aphids, leafhoppers, mites, psyllids, whiteflies and the eggs of insects. They help control many insect pests that attach fruits and vegetables

Ground Beetle
Ground beetles feed on cabbage worms, corn earworms, cutworms, potato beetles, asparagus beetles slugs, and weed seeds

Ladybug
Adult ladybugs and their larvae rid your garden of aphids

Spider
Spiders trap and feed on roaches, earwigs, mosquitos, flies, moths, and other spiders and insects

Parasitic Wasp
Depending on the species of parasitic wasp, they help rid your garden of aphids, beetles and worms

Praying Mantis
Adult praying mantises and their larvae are completely harmless to plants and feed on aphids, beetles, moths, flies, crickets, and other insects.

Soldier Beetle
Soldier Beetle adults and their larvae prey on other beetles that are garden pests such as cucumber beetles as well as corn rootworms, aphids, grasshopper eggs, caterpillars and beetle larvae

Syrphid Fly
Syrphid flies prey on aphids, young cabbage worms, and mealybugs










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