Non-native plants don’t harm insects

Q: What effect do non-native plants have on insects in our landscapes?

A: Contrary to what you might have heard, in some cases non-native plants are beneficial for local insects. Many insects are generalist feeders and can happily consume pollen, nectar and leaf tissue from plants they did not evolve with.

I found several research-based publications that support this conclusion.

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