By firstname.lastname@example.org (Robin Sweetser) Here’s a short list of great beneficial insects with pictures—and with tips on attracting these good bugs to your garden.
The average backyard is home to thousands of insects. Only about a tenth of these are destructive. Most are either beneficial or harmless. Beneficials fall into three categories:
Pollinators: we depend on these insects to pollinate our fruits and vegetables.
Predators: they eliminate pests by eating them.
Parasitizers: they lay their eggs on or in the bad bugs. When the… more