Sleep Tight While Beneficial Insects Police Your Garden

Not all insects and animals in your garden are out to get you and your vegetables. Of course it’s annoying to have your plants eaten by caterpillars or infested with worms and borers, or if you get bitten by mosquitoes, but this is where you’ll get help from the beneficial animals. Take a look at the left column and be thankful for all the policing that goes on behind the scenes, when you have these in your garden:

Beneficial animal Attacks
Bats Bugs
Birds Beetles
Bugs
Flies
Moths
Dragonflies Mosquitoes
Anisoptera

Photo by Krikit ♥.
Frogs Flies
Flying insects
Moths
Green Lacewing Aphids
and larvae Bugs
Neuroptera Eggs

Photo by Anauxite.
Leafhoppers
Mealybugs
Mites
Red Mites
Scale insects
Some caterpillars
Some moth
Spider-mites
Thrips
Whiteflies
Hoverfly Aphids
Syrphidae Fruit tree spider-mites

Photo by tanakawho.
Green Flies
Small Caterpillars
Ladybug Aphids (up to 100 in one day)
Coccinellidae Mealybugs

Photo by joka2000(busy).
Mites
Scale insects
Small caterpillars
Small soft-bodied insects
Spider-mites
Whiteflies
Leafminer Parasite Leafminer larvae
Diglyphus isaea

Mealybug Destroyer All species of mealybug
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Aphids
Soft scale
Minute Pirate Bug Aphids
Orius Corn Earworm
Leafhoppers
Scale insects
Small caterpillars
Spider-mites
Thrips
Parasite Wasp Aphids
Trichogramma Armyworm
Cabbage looper
Cabbage worm
Codling moth
Corn borer
Corn earworm
Cut worm
Leaf roller
Moth eggs
Tomato hornworm
Predatory Mites Pest Mites
Stethorus punctillum Thrips

Rove Beetles Aphids
Staphylinidae Cabbage Maggots

Photo by dhobern.
Onion Maggots
Root Maggot
Slug eggs
Snail eggs
Springtails
Soldier Beetles Aphids
Cantharidae Caterpillars

Photo by Anauxite.
Cicadas
Corn Rootworms
Cucumber Beetles
Spiders Grasshopper eggs
Spined Soldier Bug > 100 different insect pests
Podisus maculiventris Cabbage Loopers
Colorado Potato Beetles (larvae)
Corn Earworms
Flea Beetles
Sawflies
Tent Caterpillars
Tachinid Flies Armyworms

Photo by Gilles Gonthier.
Caterpillars
Cornborers
Cutworms
Stinkbugs
Thrips Predator Mites
Amblyseius cucumeris Thrips

Tiger Beetles Soil-dwelling larvae
Cicindelinae

Photo by .Larry Page.
Yellow Jackets Caterpillars

Photo by audreyjm529.
Fly larvae
Grasshopper larvae

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