What is a Beneficial Species?

A beneficial species helps keep its area of origin in biological check and balance; it keeps the environment in balance and it is in biological balance with its environment.

This website provides several ways to contact a state agency to identify your specimen. Look for the downloadable app to report suspect insects; an electronic form to fill out and send; a Hotline number (1-800-491-1899) to call; or a link to each county’s agricultural commissioner or extension offices.


Meet the Beneficials

Images courtesy of Bugwood.org