Habitat restoration is important for conserving and protecting beneficial insect communities and sustaining the ecosystem services they provide. Thoughtful establishment of native perennial plants will provide multiple, long-term resources that beneficial insects need to persist such as nectar, pollen, nesting habitat, and overwintering sites. Native perennial plants have several advantages compared to annual exotic plants.
Gill, Kelly and O'Neal, Matthew E., "Conserving Beneficial Insects with Native Plants" (2013). Leopold Center Pubs and Papers. 18.