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Posts Tagged: ladybird beetles

Aphids--It's What's for Dinner!

A multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, chows down on an aphid while other aphids suck juices from the rosebud. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Well, yes, I would like some aphids for dinner," said every lady beetle (aka ladybug) everywhere. With the lush green growth of spring, come aphids (the prey) and lady beetles (the predators). And now, if you look closely, you'll see clusters or rows...

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:55 PM

What's Better than a Ladybug?


If there's anything better than one ladybug, it's two ladybugs.And if there's anything better than two ladybugs, it's a cluster of ladybugs.Our bee friendly garden is devoid of bees, but about 12 ladybugs are overwintering near the house. Some are in the...

Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:22 PM
Tags: artemsia (1), ladybird beetles (4), ladybugs (4), tangerine (1)

Spotted Ornaments

Cool Ladybug

Red ornaments on a Christmas tree?No, ladybugs (aka ladybird beetles or lady beetles) on Artemisia.Ladybugs are overwintering on our Artemisia (genus belonging to the daisy family, Asteracease). When the rains come, the drops bubble up on the plants and...

Posted on Friday, December 24, 2010 at 6:40 PM

Fly Away Home

Just Released

"I'm a ladybug. Please, take me home. I want to live in your garden.I like to eat aphids. Aphids are tiny green insects that are harmful to plants.""Just like the Grange, I'm a friend to the farmer and you."Those visiting the California State Grange...

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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