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Aphids--It's What's for Dinner!

A multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, chows down on an aphid while other aphids suck juices from the rosebud. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Well, yes, I would like some aphids for dinner," said every lady beetle (aka ladybug) everywhere. With the lush green growth of spring, come aphids...

A multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, chows down on an aphid while other aphids suck juices from the rosebud. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, chows down on an aphid while other aphids suck juices from the rosebud. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, chows down on an aphid while other aphids suck juices from the rosebud. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A multicolored Asian lady beetle on a rain-soaked rose leaf on the first day of spring, March 20, in Vacaville, Calif. Note the aphids below the beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A multicolored Asian lady beetle on a rain-soaked rose leaf on the first day of spring, March 20, in Vacaville, Calif. Note the aphids below the beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A multicolored Asian lady beetle on a rain-soaked rose leaf on the first day of spring, March 20, in Vacaville, Calif. Note the aphids below the beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rain-soaked lady beetle eggs on the first day of spring, March 20, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Rain-soaked lady beetle eggs on the first day of spring, March 20, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Rain-soaked lady beetle eggs on the first day of spring, March 20, in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:55 PM

What's Better than a Ladybug?

Ladybug

If there's anything better than one ladybug, it's two ladybugs.And if there's anything better than two ladybugs, it's a cluster of ladybugs.Our bee...

Ladybug
Ladybug

OVERWINTERING ladybug walks out onto an artemisa leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Color of Winter
Color of Winter

LADYBUG adds color to a tangerine leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Cluster of Ladybugs
Cluster of Ladybugs

WHAT'S BETTER than one ladybug? A cluster of ladybugs. These are nestling in the folds of a tangerine leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey}

Posted on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 7:22 PM
Tags: artemsia (1), ladybird beetles (4), ladybugs (42), tangerine (1)

Spotted Ornaments

Cool Ladybug

Red ornaments on a Christmas tree?No, ladybugs (aka ladybird beetles or lady beetles) on Artemisia.Ladybugs are overwintering on our Artemisia (genus...

Cool Ladybug
Cool Ladybug

RED ORNAMENT? No, a ladybug, aka ladybird beetle or lady beetle, on Artemisia, a genus belonging to the daisy family, Asteraceae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bubbly Ladybug
Bubbly Ladybug

RAIN-PELTED ladybug on Artemisia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, December 24, 2010 at 6:40 PM
Tags: Artemisia (2), lady beetles (40), ladybird beetles (4), ladybugs (42)

Fly Away Home

Just Released

"I'm a ladybug. Please, take me home. I want to live in your garden.I like to eat aphids. Aphids are tiny green insects that are harmful to...

Just Released
Just Released

A JUST RELEASED ladybug prowls a rose bush for aphids. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crawling
Crawling

LADYBUG crawls upside down on a rose leaf. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 at 10:41 PM
 
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