Useful insects and spiders

Useful insects and spiders

To lure hoverflies into the garden, that is, insects belonging to the order of flies, resembling bees, it is enough to grow a variety of flowers. The hoverfly larvae are small, strange creatures, translucent, greenish-brown in color. They are perhaps not beautiful, however, they eat large amounts of aphids, as are the larvae and mature individuals of gold-eyed and ladybugs. Adult ladybugs and gold-eyed ones hibernate under leaves, choir, and even in residential buildings.

Beetles play an important role in the pollination process and feed on snails. Wasps play a very useful role in the garden in spring and early summer, when following a high-protein diet, eat up a lot of pests. Unfortunately, in the second half of summer and autumn their food preferences change and they begin to eat sugar-rich material – then they are tempted not only by fruit, but also rolls with jam. Bees are extremely important pollinating insects. Without them, the yields of fruit trees or green beans would be much poorer.

To lure bees into the garden, it is enough to grow nectar-rich crops. It is worth planting honey-bearing flowers in kitchen gardens and greenhouses, and with them there will be bees. Among the numerous plants, which these insects even love, let's mention, for example, the rock dragonfly, miodunkė, psonak, clover, I am budley and most of the herbs, including lavender, thyme or marjoram. Due to the bees, it is also worth growing sedum and fuchsia in your garden.

Butterflies and moths, just like birds, extremely enliven the garden, although the larvae and caterpillars of some species can be a nuisance. The worst, without a doubt, belong to these, which feed on cabbage. The only way to protect plants from feeding is to use dense mesh covers, which prevents insects from laying eggs. The larvae of some species of moths feed on the leaves of fruit trees or on the fruit itself. Nevertheless, we probably all like to admire these beautiful insects in flight. Perhaps it is worth leaving places covered with grass and wild flowers in the garden, which will provide enough food for their larvae.

Spiders do useful work in the garden, catching flies and aphids. The spider webs of some species look delightful, especially when they are covered with dew in autumn. The spiders themselves feed many species of birds.