|Pennsylvania Leatherwing on Sneezeweed/Helenium autumnale|
|A highly beneficial rascal to have around the garden.|
|Soldier Beetles and Green Metallic Bee on Verbisina virginica|
|A pest consuming machine|
The Pennsylvania Leatherwing may be a pest consuming machine but, they play an important role in pollinating native plants like Helenium autumnale/Sneezeweed, Verbesina virginica/Frostweed and other native plants in natural areas and our gardens.
|They supplement their diet with pollen and nectar|
|They're also Very Important Pollinators|