Is it ladybirds or ladybeetles? I’ve heard both used and I’m wondering if it’s country specific or if there are actually two different types?
Edit: for more info, I’m from Australia and Ladybugs is coming up a lot in comments instead of the above two
Thankfully, I don't have a problem with Asian ladybeetles getting in my house, but I get hundreds of them on my patio furniture (which is red and dark brown). All the advice I can find online seems to relate to keeping them out of your house or off your plants. Any ideas as to how to keep them away from the patio? I can't find any traps made specifically for Asian ladybeetles -- would the Japanese beetle traps work? Thank you!
It laid 2, then ate one. It's definitely not a ladybug.
I was out searching for bugs just now and I looked under a leaf and found a lady bug that I've never seen before. It was much larger than the common Red seven spotted ones I see, and it was Green with large spots. I put my phone under it and attempted to take a picture but it flew away. Anyone know what it could be?
I would like to confirm with you guys before doing anything particularly stupid.
I have a small, swampy area near my home where I've spotted some unusual ladybugs and IDed them with outside help as Ashy Grays. They were on a tree with heavily damaged leaves though.
I am wondering, are the ladybugs there to eat the leaves or they went there because of the critters already eating the leaves?
I would like to harvest several of their larvae and bring them back to my potted plants for pest control (I have black aphids and I think mealybugs, these days.)
I just don't want the beetles to eat my plants instead.
Do all ladybeetles share the same behavior where they eat other bugs only?