Identifying Natural Enemies in Crops and Landscapes (E2949)

November 11, 2015 - Author: Joy Landis,

MSU Extension offers this water resistant identification guide ideal for field use developed by Extension specialists. The guide includes detailed descriptions and colored photos of arthropods that provide natural pest control by feeding on pest insects, such as aphids, thrips, caterpillars and beetles that damage crops and other plants. The ability to distinguish natural enemies from pest insects will help you make informed pest management decisions.

Learn more about these beneficial species:

• Ants

• Beetles

• Lacewings

• Parasitoids

• Predatory flies

• Spiders

• True bugs

Additional resource: Visit our web site to learn more about using native plants to attract beneficial insects including pollinators.





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