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*This is an excerpt from Top 10 Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.

Most beneficial insects need to supplement their diets with pollen and nectar. You can attract them to your garden and encourage them to stay and hunt for pests by offering them a variety of nectar and pollen-rich flowers. Choose a diversity of plants that bloom at different times so that the beneficials can feed throughout the year. Below are some plants guaranteed to draw in many of the 10 most wanted:

Mike McQueenRegional Extension Agent, Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests; Charles Ray, Research Fellow, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University; and Kerry SmithState Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Auburn University

Reviewed November 2021, Top 10 Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283

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