|Starcher, an organic gardener, says good
bugs are the ones that are beneficial, their behavior helping control plant-eating insects
that otherwise would feed off our gardens. Starcher divides the good bugs into
predators, such as the praying mantis and ladybird beetles; parasitoids, such as some
species of wasps; pollinators, such as bees; and soil builders, such as earthworms.
Color illustrations of each insect in egg, larval, and adult stages are
included, along with a list of plants that attract them (such as baby's breath, clover,
dill, goldenrod, lavender, parsley, and sunflowers), the insects they feed on, and their
habits, habitats, and appearance.
George Cohen CopyrightŠ 1995, American Library Association. All rights