What insects are good for the garden: gardeners need to know this

By Andrii MaistrenkoMar 30, 2024 08:30 AMGarden
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Fighting pests is a common problem that gardeners face every year. While most owners concentrate on this fight, attracting beneficial insects to the garden often goes unnoticed. SSPDaily has prepared a material about insects that are useful for the garden.

Mantis

Mantises feed on various insects, such as beetles, crickets, caterpillars, grasshoppers, flies, and others. In addition, their larvae catch aphids. Female mantises lay eggs in the oviduct, which hatch in 30-45 days.

Ladybug

Ladybugs also consume aphids, both in the adult and larval stages. One ladybug can kill 50-150 pests per day. They also feed on whiteflies, mealybugs, ticks, and fleas.

Leaf beetle

The metallic black or yellow leaf beetle is a beetle that requires three times its weight in food to be fully satiated. These predators feed on hawthorns, scoops, and various worms, including wireworms, slugs, fruit butterfly caterpillars, grasshoppers, and fly larvae.

Fire beetle

While the adults feed on nectar, pollen, and leaves of flowers, their larvae become real predators, hunting caterpillars, small mollusks, aphids, flies, larvae, and eggs of other insects.

Wasps

Although the presence of a wasp nest may scare some gardeners away because of their ability to sting and consume fruit juice, these insects can be beneficial. The larvae feed on protein-rich foods given to them by adults, such as butterflies, flies, caterpillars, and larvae.

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