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Definition of helpmates

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Definition as written by shakemh:

Usually an insect that either helps to control undesirable insects or improves growing conditions

Among the former are most commonly: bats, predatory insects, and snakes.

Among the latter are: beneficial bacteria, beneficial fungus, earthworms, scavenger insects, and soil improving insects.

All, except, perhaps, snakes are usually available from bug farms.

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