Praying Mantis are used as natural predators for damaging insects in gardens and landscapes. https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef418
Lacewing – the under appreciated beneficial insect, who eats aphids. https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef148
Dragonflies eat mosquitoes, anywhere from 30 to over a hundred in one day. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-dragonflies-96882693/
Roly Polies compost soil! https://www.treehugger.com/roly-poly-pill-bug-facts-important-environment-4864410
Leaf Hoppers – they can be damaging but usually do not cause widespread damage. They are quite pretty little insects. https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/pests-and-problems/insects/hoppers-and-leafhoppers/leafhoppers-and-planthoppers.aspx
Katydid – we have them in our tree every year and see their eggs on the trunk of the tree. They can eat on vegetation and rarely cause damage, some eat other insects as well. https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/articles/katydids/
Earth worms compost soil, increase soil aeration and many more soil health benefits. https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ks/newsroom/features/?cid=stelprdb1242736
Ladybug Larva
Ladybugs eat aphids are the epitome of a beneficial insect. https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef105

What other beneficial insects would you add to this list?

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