Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ladybug Outbreak

Most folks are seeing more ladybug larvae, and ladybugs, than usual. It's likely connected to a plentiful food source: aphids. Because we had an abnormally dry spring, aphids were a problem much earlier than usual. Aphids are a ladybug favorite. This collage above shows ladybug larvae in various stages of morphing into beetles.

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