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Insectary plants attract beneficial insects, including predator insects and pollinators.


Insectary plants can provide food, water, shelter or space eggs and larvae. These are provided in these forms:

  • Plant matter for direct forage
  • Plant matter for pest insect forage, which in turn provides forage for beneficial insects (EG: a "trap crop" of dill, which attracts aphids, which in turn attract ladybugs and their voracious larvae)
  • Plant or ground environments for new generations of beneficial insects
  • Shallow water sources, frequently with pebbles to provide perches

Commonly seen in[edit]

  • Biodynamics
  • Wineries
  • Organic agriculture & gardens

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