The lowdown on Ladybugs
Ladybugs can be beneficial to have around. They feed on aphids which can damage plants. Let’s take a closer look at these colorful insects. These colorful insects that get in homes are called Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles.
Ladybugs are predators of aphids and other plant pests, so they may be found on a wide variety of plants outside.
The warmth of a home attracts ladybugs to buildings where they crawl inside cracks and stay there for the winter. .In some parts of the country, it’s not uncommon to see thousands of ladybugs congregating around just one house.
A ladybug is actually a beetle. Originally called “ladybird,” the name was Americanized to ladybug. But a more accurate one would be “lady beetle.”
Dressed to protect
There are over 475 species of lady beetles in North America. They come in bright shades of yellow, pink, orange, red or black and often have distinctive spots. Their unique markings serve to fend off predators.
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