Let’s get to know some of Ohio’s beneficial predatory arthropods (insects, spiders and the like), which can help control pests in your yard and garden. First up: Crab spiders.
“Crab spiders are commonly found in home gardens and landscapes,” says their CFAES fact sheet. “They are generalist predators, meaning they feed on a diversity of arthropods.
“Crab spiders can be contributors to biological control, where feeding by natural enemies results in a reduction of pest populations.”
Read the fact sheet. Next: Lacewings.