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A spiny soldier beetle ("good"), eating a black swallowtail larva ("bad," but turns into a beautiful butterfly...). Photo from master gardener Allison Hoff.
A spiny soldier beetle ("good"), eating a black swallowtail larva ("bad," but turns into a beautiful butterfly...). Photo from master gardener Allison Hoff.

Get to know good garden bugs

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Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about beneficial garden bugs: ladybugs, praying mantis, and other good garden insects provide safe, natural biological solutions to pest control problems in flower and vegetable beds.

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Martha Foley
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