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Lady Beetles on hot peppers?

Posted by Jameika none (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 16, 13 at 22:07

At first I didn't believe it. I've been enjoying having the aphid eaters around the garden and the aphids have been taken care of, but it looks like they're eating my jalapenos and some other kind of hot peppers. I'm pretty sure these are Asian lady beetles, but I could be misidentifying them. They really do a number on my peppers. Has anyone seen this before?


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RE: Lady Beetles on hot peppers?

Here is another photo of the little monster's friend.


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RE: Lady Beetles on hot peppers? close-up photo

those photos I posted aren't so clear, so here's a better one

Am I misidentifying this?


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RE: Lady Beetles on hot peppers?

  • Posted by robeb Kansas City area (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 16, 13 at 22:38

Ladybugs won't eat your pepper pods. You have something else munching away on those.


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RE: Lady Beetles on hot peppers?

Agreed.

Looks rather large for a lady beetle. There are many "pests" that resemble ladybugs. But to the trained eye, can be identified. If you don't get an answer here, try the pests and diseases forum. See if you can get a better pic also.

Kevin


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RE: Lady Beetles on hot peppers?

Not Ladybug damage.
Grasshoppers and other critters do that.


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RE: Lady Beetles on hot peppers?

Looks like a variety of leaf beetle, they would cause damage like that.

Mark


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RE: Lady Beetles on hot peppers?

Ladybugs/beetles have spindly little legs, the second picture does not look like classic ladybug legs and underside. They also have a certain "face", but that's tough to see from the pics. I'd wager you have an imposter.


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