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Click on a photo to see a larger image and learn more details about each beneficial insect.
Ground Beetle Lady Bug Wheel Bug Mantid
Lightening Bug Lace Wing Syrphid Fly Larva Stilt Bug
 
What is a beneficial insect? Beneficial insects are those that are helpful to humans in some way. Some are beneficial because they help pollinate plants while others are natural enemies of pests. The insects identified here are just a few of the insects we consider beneficial.

Can you identify each of these beneficial insects? Try the quiz!