Question From: INDIANA
Q: What plants and shrubs attract the correct insects that eat bag worms?
My google search yeilded the following: Bagworms are commonly parasitized by *ichneumonid wasps*, notably Itoplectis conquisitor. Predators include *vespid wasps* and hornets. Woodpeckers and sapsuckers birds can feed on the larva from their cases. Flowers attract beneficial insects. Flowering fennel *attracted* 48 species of *ichneumonid wasps* and 8 species of predatory *wasps*. Many *plants* in the aster family have beneficial-friendly *flowers*. In the Compositae, or aster family, are cosmos, coneflowers, coreopsis, blanket flower and many others. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy