Insect Hotel, what is the interest?
Insect hotels are in fashion at the moment, they are even found in the middle of traffic circles... what are their interests?
The purpose of this building is to allow the winter survival of insects that are useful to the ecosystems for biodiversity, pollination, the fight against garden pests . It can also be used during the summer months as a nesting ground for certain species..
-for the solitary bumblebees: a box with a 10mm hole and a flight board.
-for chrysopes: a red box filled with wooden or straw fry with slotted openings.
-for the syrphs, which are easily identified thanks to their static flight above the flowers to be foraged have a double interest, the larva feeds on aphids while the 'adult is a pollinating agent: pithy stems (hydrangea, raspberry, elderberry).
-for osmies (small bees) that promote pollination: perforated dry wood sections.
-for carabid beetles whose larvae love pests such as codling moth caterpillars: pieces of branches.
-for megachurches: a reed mat.
To conclude, the usefulness of these shelters is obvious since they allow to promote the presence of auxiliary insects precious allies for the fight of aphids and other pests of our gardens, to help with pollination, today or the bees are rarer, to substitute for chemical products and thus create a beneficial fauna.
To conclude, the usefulness of these shelters is obvious since they promote the presence of auxiliary insects valuable allies in the fight against aphids and other pests in our gardens, to help with pollination, today or bees are rarer, to substitute for chemicals and thus create a beneficial fauna.