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Asian Multicolored Lady Bird / Lady Beetle -- good or bad?

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Asian Multicolored Lady Bird / Lady Beetle -- good or bad?

Post  jjlonsdale on 4/9/2013, 8:35 pm

I have SO MANY of these little guys in my garden (which at the moment is almost all seedlings).

Right now they are all larvae. I'm new so I can't post an external link, but you can do a google image search for "asian multicolored lady bird larvae" and it pops right up.

Apparently when they are grown up they'll look pretty much like "ordinary" lady bugs.

I have read they eat aphids, which makes me very happy because I have plenty of those too!

Does anyone else have experience with them, and are they for sure good guys?

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Post  camprn on 4/9/2013, 8:55 pm

Check out the stickies in the PESTS forum to do some research. There are a lot of great links there.

Here is a link to just one of the stickies.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t11905-ewwwwwbugs-and-stuffgood-or-not-so-good

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Post  jjlonsdale on 4/9/2013, 9:04 pm

Thank you!!!

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