Good Bugs for Your Garden

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Algonquin Books, 1995 - Gardening - 53 pages
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Anyone who gardens knows how snails, aphids, scale insects, and caterpillars can damage vegetables, flowers, shrubs, and trees. But not many of us know that ground beetles eat caterpillars, not plants; that dragonflies feed on mosquitoes; that parasitic wasps prey on tomato hornworms. In this delightful guide to the world of beneficial insects, Starcher, an artist and avid gardener, shows us how to identify the "good guys" and encourage them to reside in our gardens. "Altogether delightful."--Newark Star-Ledger; "A fact-filled, charmingly illustrated guide."--American Bookseller. A GARDEN BOOK CLUB selection.

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User Review  - CFAITC - Goodreads

Pocket-sized hardcover book is full of illustrations of "good bugs." Each figure is surrounded by important facts, including size, eating habits, and life cycles. Read full review

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User Review  - Aprille Curtis - Goodreads

Fabulous info and illustrations. I got to be friends with Allison after hearing her speak at a garden society meeting. Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Alison Mia Starcher is a professional illustrator, specializing in plants and insects. Her work appears regularly in the Southern California Gardener. She lives in Los Angeles.

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