Photo: Killer Bugs Made Welcome on Green Farms



Wasps, flies, and ladybugs are among the natural pest predators being enticed to live on farms to serve as powerful, sustainable weapons against crop destruction.

Above, a syrphid fly larva munches on cabbage aphids, the bane of many a broccoli plant.

Photograph courtesy Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer


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