Posts Tagged: ladybird beetles
"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...
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)
A multicolored Asian lady beetle on a rain-soaked rose leaf on the first day of spring, March 20, in Vacaville, Calif. Note the aphids below the beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rain-soaked lady beetle eggs on the first day of spring, March 20, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
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...
Color of Winter
Cluster of Ladybugs
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...
"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...