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Beneficial Look-a-Likes

Beneficial Look-a-Likes  are insects that look similar to beneficials, or that mimic them in order to gain protection from their own predators, or to fool the insects they feed on. Click on the thumbnails below to find out more about these copycats.


More info on beetles

Soldier BeetleRove Beetle

(True) Bugs

What are true bugs

Anchor bug adultSpined Soldier Bug adultBig-eyed bug adultDamsel Bug


More info on flies

Hover FlyRobber Fly

Bee Look-A-Likes

More info on bees

Bumblebee on flower


More info on wasps

Paper wasp with egg casesEnicospilus Wasps