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The Ladybug and the Bee

Ladybug

It's not often you see a ladybug and a honey bee sharing the same plant.The ladybug, a predator in disguise, devours aphids like a kid does M&Ms. The honey bee, all buzziness, works furiously to collect nectar or pollen for her hive.Sometimes a...

Ladybug
Ladybug

LADYBUG claims a lavender spike. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two's Company
Two's Company

A HONEY BEE lands on the same lavender occupied by a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Together
Together

A HONEY BEE sips nectar while the ladybug searches for aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 7:53 PM
Tags: honey bee (196), ladybug (20), lavender (28)

What's Bugging the Ladybug?

Ladybug

It probably bugs her but it doesn't kill her. But why? An entomologist at the University of Montreal is investigating why parasitic wasps (Dinocampus coccinellae) that lay their eggs on ladybugs (Coccinella maculata) do not kill them. Often a...

Ladybug
Ladybug

LADYBUG crawls on a leaf at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up
Close-up

CLOSE-UP of a ladybug in Vacaville, Calif., eating aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Searching for More Aphids
Searching for More Aphids

LADYBUG searching for more aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 5:55 PM

Ride 'em, Cowboy!

Aphid on a ladybug

Ladybugs eat lots of aphids. Did we say lots of aphids? Lots of aphids.  They have no portion control.  If you watch closely, you'll see them gobble aphids like theater-goers devour buttered popcorn. Ladybugs eat so many aphids you wonder if...

Aphid on a ladybug
Aphid on a ladybug

THE PREDATOR AND THE PREY--An aphid, like a cowboy on a bucking rodeo bull, rides a ladybug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 5:14 PM
Tags: aphid (3), hitching a ride (1), ladybug (20)

Another Good Reason

The Ladybug

Here’s another good reason to be kind to ladybugs.     But we are, aren’t we?   EurekAlert! alerted us Jan. 6 to a study relating that an abundance of ladybugs in olive orchards is an...

The Ladybug
The Ladybug

THE LADYBUG--The ladybug is an indicator of health and sustainability in olive orchards, scientists in Spain have found. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 9, 2009 at 5:02 PM

The L-Bug

The Ladybug

There she was, snuggled beneath a garbage can lid, seeking warmth as temperatures dipped to freezing levels. She was lucky. It was City Garbage Pick-Up Day. She could have been trucked to the local landfill had we not rescued her. Luck be a lady and...

The Ladybug
The Ladybug

LUCKY BUG--This ladybug soaks up sunshine after being discovered in a garbage can. Her two-legged rescuers saved her from a trip to the landfill.(Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

On the Move
On the Move

ON THE MOVE--The ladybug, her legs a blur, heads out. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Off and Running
Off and Running

OFF AND RUNNING--The ladybug scrambles away to live another day. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 5, 2009 at 4:59 PM
Tags: lady beetle (18), ladybug (20)

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