Ladybugs

Asian Lady Beetle
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LADYBUGS DESCRIPTION

Ladybugs are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are commonly yellow, orange, or scarlet with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, head and antennae. They are generally considered useful insects, because many species feed on aphids or scale insects, which are pests in gardens, agricultural fields, orchards, and similar places. Within the colonies of such plant-eating pests, ladybugs will lay hundreds of eggs, and when these eggs hatch, the larvae will commence feeding immediately. In addition, they exude a viscous yellow, foul-smelling defensive compound when disturbed that may stain whatever it contacts.

Ladybug Information

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