Silphium perfoliatum L.
Family: Asteraceae (aster)
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- Insect Type Attracted:
- Natural Enemy,
- Northern Lower Peninsula,
- Southern Lower Peninsula,
- Upper Peninsula
- Soil Moisture:
Natural enemies attracted
Highly attractive: Chalcidoidea.
Moderately attractive: Orius insidiosus, Cantharidae and Plagiognathus politus.
Mildly attractive: Salticidae, Thomisidae, Coccinellidae, Chrysopidae, Sphecidae, Dolichopodidae and Empididae.
Highly attractive: bees including sweat bees, leafcutter bees, small carpenter bees, digger bees, and bumble bees.
Moderately attractive: leaf beetles and lygus bugs.
Mildly attractive: Japanese beetles, leafhoppers and thrips.