LADYBIRD BEETLES, several species
Description Picture Prey attacked
  • well known insects
  • usually under 1/4 inch
  • hemispherical shaped beetles
  • often reddish with black spots or black with reddish spots
  • color varies within and between species
  • small forms are not often recognized as ladybird beetles
  • antennae are clubbed
  • larvae are elongate and flattened grubs
  • active and move about freely
  • Photo credit: W. L. Sterling, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University

    Adults and larvae feed on:
  • aphids
  • and other small insects
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