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Beneficial Insects - Great Lakes Region

Beneficial Insects - Great Lakes Region

Help protect our beneficial insects! Please post your photos of beneficial insects - this can also include pollinators, with a description of each insect and note why they are considered to be beneficial. If possible please note the plant species the insect was spotted on. * A description can be helpful because in certain instances, insects within the same Family have both pest species and beneficial species, such as Pentatomidae - Stink Bugs. Sign in to join mission

Beneficial Insects - Great Lakes Region
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Small Wonders

Website 94 participants 408 spottings

Beneficial insects play an important role in a healthy ecosystem. Help us protect them! By identifying these insects and understanding their purpose will help us to make better informed decisions on IPM (Integrated Pest Management), lessening the need for pesticides and other harmful practices that eradicate these important arthropods.

Beneficial Insects - Great Lakes Region

Lat: 44.42 Long: -85.05

Recent Spottings

sawfly larvae meganhartson 2 0 sawfly larvae
Lady bug CoreyBlisStarPaquette 1 0 Lady bug
Dragon fly CoreyBlisStarPaquette 1 1 Dragon fly
Spotting brian7burger 2 0 Spotting
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk DavidMroczkowski 1 0 Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
Spotting brian7burger 0 1 Spotting
Pandora Sphinx Moth brian7burger 1 0 Pandora Sphinx Moth
Common whitetail brian7burger 0 0 Common whitetail
American Carrion Beetle brian7burger 0 0 American Carrion Beetle
Nessus sphinx DavidMroczkowski 1 2 Nessus sphinx
Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar (Virginia Tiger Moth) kristenharrott 1 0 Yellow Woolly Bear Caterpillar (Virginia Tiger Moth)
Red-spotted Purple kristenharrott 1 0 Red-spotted Purple
Bumble bee Noah N. 0 2 Bumble bee
Red Tail Hawk or "Chickenhawk" RussellRohling 2 1 Red Tail Hawk or "Chickenhawk"
Widow Skimmer Noah N. 2 2 Widow Skimmer
horned dung beetle brian7burger 1 1 horned dung beetle
Monarch butterfly MelissaZ 1 0 Monarch butterfly
Swamp Darner Brian Parsons 1 1 Swamp Darner
Praying Mantis, female MelissaZ 3 1 Praying Mantis, female
Great Black Wasp MelissaZ 0 0 Great Black Wasp
Spotting HazelFarthingEmery 1 1 Spotting
Spotting kclusman377 1 0 Spotting
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail kclusman377 1 0 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Chinese Mantis nymph MelissaZ 1 1 Chinese Mantis nymph
Wood Nymph Caterpillar lilfrisbees 1 0 Wood Nymph Caterpillar
Cross Orbweaver Spider LauraMcLean 1 0 Cross Orbweaver Spider
Honey bee DavidMroczkowski 1 0 Honey bee
Sweat Bee DavidMroczkowski 1 0 Sweat Bee
Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetle DavidMroczkowski 1 1 Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetle
Fiery Searcher BugEric 3 1 Fiery Searcher
Bombardier beetle BugEric 2 0 Bombardier beetle
Soldier beetle BugEric 1 1 Soldier beetle
Festive Tiger Beetle BugEric 1 0 Festive Tiger Beetle
Soldier beetle BugEric 4 1 Soldier beetle
Sweat Bee DavidMroczkowski 1 0 Sweat Bee
European mantis brian7burger 1 1 European mantis
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle michellepark04 0 2 Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle
Mantis, female MelissaZ 0 1 Mantis, female
Bumblebee EmilyUmbarger 2 0 Bumblebee
Honey bee EmilyUmbarger 1 0 Honey bee
Spotting ShannonH 0 2 Spotting
Hentz’s orbweaver DavidMroczkowski 1 0 Hentz’s orbweaver
Cuckoo bee DavidMroczkowski 0 1 Cuckoo bee
Differential Grasshopper (male) MelissaZ 0 0 Differential Grasshopper (male)
Bumblebee DavidMroczkowski 1 0 Bumblebee
Ivory-marked Beetle brian7burger 0 0 Ivory-marked Beetle
Dark Fishing Spider Phil_S 2 0 Dark Fishing Spider
Halloween Pennant Brian Parsons 4 2 Halloween Pennant
Black Swallowtail caterpillar MelissaZ 1 3 Black Swallowtail caterpillar
Black Swallowtail brian7burger 0 0 Black Swallowtail

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