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Hoverflies vary enormously. Larger species are sometimes confused with wasps, despite their hovering flight. Adults pollinate flowers and crops, and most larvae have a good appetite for aphids and other pests. Adults prefer yellow, orange, and white blooms.

Hoverflies vs AphidsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Lacewing adults are most often seen seeking shelter indoors in autumn. Provide cover as for ladybugs. Green lacewing larvae, called aphid lions, also have a voracious appetite for other pests.

Friendly Green LacewingEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Thrushes are one of the few birds that eat snails. Most birds, including seedeaters, feed nestlings on insects and caterpillars. Encourage them with a year-round water supply, supplementary food, and roosting and nesting sites.

Song Thrush a Welcome Garden SightEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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