CASUAL INSECTS

Asian Ladybug

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Description:


The Asian ladybug measures between 4 mm and 6 mm long and has a convex dorsal shape. The Asian ladybug has a wide variety of colours, but the most common are orange or red-orange marked with 19 black dots.

Food:


The Asian ladybug feeds on aphids, mealybugs, booklice, psyllids and spider mites.

Habits:


The Asian ladybug lives in gardens, fields, crops, maple, pines and firs. It cannot survive winter, which is why it looks for a warm place, in this case, our homes.

Reproduction:

In the spring, the Asian ladybugs go outside and mate. The female lays between 5 and 60 eggs, which she attaches under the leaves near a food source, such as aphids.

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