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Beneficial Insects Poster

by on December 6, 2011

My friend Heidi Ross sent this to me the other day. It’s a great poster created by University of California Natural Resources program.  Take a look so that you can know friend from foe. Click on the image if you would like a larger view.

Beneficial Bugs include:

  • Ladybugs
  • Lacewings
  • Assassin Bug
  • Pirate Bug
  • Flower Fly or Hover Fly
  • Sixspotted Thrips
  • Predatory Wasps
  • Praying Mantids
  • Caterpillar Parasites


Carol Carimi Acutt

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Meremade December 7, 2011 at 10:30 AM

What a GREAT poster to have handy! We forget that those little creatures are not always pesky but sometimes even very helpful! And a great resource to have as I am keeping my garden organic (but need to do something about those caterpillars that are eating my broccoli!) Thanks for sharing!!

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Beth Jones December 14, 2011 at 5:30 PM

I agree! Great post! I’ve constantly heard about the beneficial bugs, but have had trouble figuring out which were which. Well… besides my hordes of ladybugs and preying mantis. Thanks for this!

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