Ladybug or pest?

jds0901May 17, 2014

I found this on my eggplant this morning, and I'm not sure whether it is a ladybug, or just something else that looks like a ladybug. The attached link is another picture of the same bug. Last summer I mistakenly allowed mexican bean beetles to live in my garden, and I don't want that to happen again!

Here is a link that might be useful:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

That looks a lot like a Lady Beetle to me.
The Mexican Bean Beetle, although related to the Lady Beetle is yellow in color not the orangeish red Lady Beetles are.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lady Beetle images

This post was edited by kimmsr on Sun, May 18, 14 at 17:43

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 6:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Something about the size and shape of that insect bothers me. Ladybugs come in a wide variety of colors and patterns of their spots, but are all pretty much the same size and shape.

It could just be the picture.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 7:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Could be the Asian lady beetle. See the link for more info on this house pest. It's an invasive import.

Here is a link that might be useful: asian lady beetle info

    Bookmark   May 19, 2014 at 7:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Weird white stuff growing on my plants.
I've noticed weird stuff growing & spreading on...
Cheryl Tan
Hardiness zone question
I've always wondered about hardiness zones. When a...
Will these onions be any good?
I planted onions last year and the grass got in them...
Acacia invaded by Caterpillars!
My wife and I don't know what to do. We have a small...
Seedlings being cut by pest
My precious seedlings are being decapitated by an unknown...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™