There are a total of (29) Helpful Insects in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order. Insects that we we consider to be helpful are those that accomplish something positive for the ecosystem and / or humans such as (but not limited to) getting rid of decaying matter like plants or dead animals, neutralizing a pest species (which can promote good garden health), producing useful / edible byproducts for human use / consumption (like beeswax / honey respectively) or in general population control concerning the insect world.
The insect world is one of many moving parts that include both helpful and harmful species - with every bug playing its own role in some way.
Why Helpful?: Larva are extremely sensitive to water pollution allowing scientists to recognize polluted supplies.
Why Helpful?: They control ant populations and help pollinate flowers while being no threat to humans.
Why Helpful?: Larva feast on earthworms, slugs, and snails.
Why Helpful?: Stalwart "Guardian of the Garden" helping to control pest populations.
Why Helpful?: Preying on garden pests is its forte.
Why Helpful?: Consumes smaller insects daily.
Why Helpful?: Feasts on other insects as well as worms and even small fish.
Why Helpful?: Natural predator of the notorious Japanese Beetle, attacking their larva.
Why Helpful?: Consumer of many natural materials including small dead mammals (carrion), maggots, and rotting fruit.
Why Helpful?: Helps to control the population of garden-destroying pests.
Why Helpful?: They target snails and slugs.
Why Helpful?: Beneficial pollinators. Pollinating bees affect as much as 80% of the world's food supply - helping crop and fruit industries.
Why Helpful?: Have been witnessed feeding on carrion, dung, and even urine.
Why Helpful?: Will eat all manner of insects (typically aquatic), tadpoles and even small fish.
Why Helpful?: Nymphs eat algae and underwater plant material while their presence in or near water sources reflects water health - they are very sensitive to polluted waters.
Why Helpful?: Useful pollinators.
Why Helpful?: Great pollinators that produce both beeswax and honey. Their pollinating habits also directly affect the global food supply.
Why Helpful?: Targets small insects; the larvae especially like Aphids which can destroy garden plants.
Why Helpful?: Can help to keep certain other household pests in check - such as cockroaches and moths.
Why Helpful?: Will feed on Aphids.
Why Helpful?: A useful pollinator.
Why Helpful?: Larvae will feed on small aquatic insects and rotting plant matter.
Why Helpful?: A garden pest controller which targets the mealybug.
Why Helpful?: Larvae feed on small aquatic insects aiding population control.
Why Helpful?: Targets insects, particularly at night - which means mosquitoes are on the menu.
Why Helpful?: Free organic garden pest control - they target Aphids.
Why Helpful?: Very sensitive to water pollution which helps scientist gauge water health.
Why Helpful?: Targets Aphids and is a flower pollinator.
Why Helpful?: Tireless pollinator - directly influencing human food and fruit crops.