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- n. Plural form of ladybeetle.
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CA, I saw swarms of ladybirds/ladybeetles/ladybugs.
As fall comes, the beetles find hidey holes in which to spend the winter, crawling under logs or sifting in the leaves and going into a dormant state called diapause. think a lot of them moved up early this year because they were so abundant they ate all their food, Cranshaw said. had a huge surge of ladybeetles.
Hodgson and OÕNeal say fields with low to moderate aphid problems can be regulated with predatory insects, like ladybeetles, but they warn against spraying insecticides too early.
And of course, everyone knows that ladybeetles (ladybird beetles / ladybugs) are useful predators.
(let them bloom), thyme, and Tropical or Mexican Milkweed (which attracts a yellow aphid that doesn't plague our other garden plants but will attract lots of ladybeetles, lacewings, syrphid flies, and parasitic wasps, which will then patrol our other plants).