UCCE Master Gardeners of Solano County
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UCCE Master Gardeners of Solano County

Beneficial Insects in Your Garden

Beneficial insects (a.k.a. natural enemies) are any of a number of species of insects that perform valued services like pollination and pest control.

Beneficial insects may sometimes appear as scary or ugly, but are indeed good insects to have in your yard. Do some research here on this page and learn more about the natural enemies in your yard.

Natural enemies gallery

Bee on Rudbeckia
Bee on Rudbeckia
Bees on Sunflower
Bees on Sunflower
Butterly on Scabiosa Flower
Butterly on Scabiosa Flower

Lady Beetle
Lady Beetle
Lady Beetle on Rose
Lady Beetle on Rose
Syrphid Fly Larvae on Rose
Syrphid Fly Larvae on Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos above by Jennifer Baumbach

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