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Ladybug or pest?

Posted by jds0901 North Carolina (My Page) on
Sat, May 17, 14 at 9:53

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: Second picture

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RE: Ladybug or pest?

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

RE: Ladybug or pest?

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.

RE: Ladybug or pest?

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

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