The Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle: Beneficial Insect or Pest?

Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetles are easy to spy on the sides of houses and on plants with their spots and variably colored bodies. The small arthropods are prevalent in the spring and summer months where they can often be found in large numbers. While they may seem pesky, they are considered a beneficial insect because they control aphids in orchards and on some ornamental plants, which reduces the need for pesticides.

To learn more about the multi-colored Asian lady Beetle visit: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/br/lbeetle/

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