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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...

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, 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, 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)
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)

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)
Rain-soaked lady beetle eggs on the first day of spring, March 20, in Vacaville, Calif. (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)

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

What's Better than a Ladybug?

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...

Ladybug
Ladybug

OVERWINTERING ladybug walks out onto an artemisa leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Color of Winter
Color of Winter

LADYBUG adds color to a tangerine leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cluster of Ladybugs
Cluster of Ladybugs

WHAT'S BETTER than one ladybug? A cluster of ladybugs. These are nestling in the folds of a tangerine leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey}

Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:22 PM
Tags: artemsia (1), ladybird beetles (4), ladybugs (41), 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...

Cool Ladybug
Cool Ladybug

RED ORNAMENT? No, a ladybug, aka ladybird beetle or lady beetle, on Artemisia, a genus belonging to the daisy family, Asteraceae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bubbly Ladybug
Bubbly Ladybug

RAIN-PELTED ladybug on Artemisia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 24, 2010 at 6:40 PM
Tags: Artemisia (2), lady beetles (37), ladybird beetles (4), ladybugs (41)

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...

Just Released
Just Released

A JUST RELEASED ladybug prowls a rose bush for aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crawling
Crawling

LADYBUG crawls upside down on a rose leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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