This is the first year we have grown Chinese long beans.
Insects are everywhere.
We keep our cardoon as an ornamental.
This year we noticed that it is COVERED with insects, on virtually every leaf-- not ones that eat it, mind you; it is healthy and unspotted.
It has many hunting wasps as well.
And flowers full of mostly native bees.
The related artichoke has no bugs (we use no pesticides-- haven't had to other than anti- grasshopper bacterials one year.) Any ideas why it has so many?