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Ladybug

Actual Size: 0.8 to 18 mm

Characteristics: Small, round bodies that are cherry red and covered with dark spots. Heads are black with tiny white “cheeks”.

Legs: 6

Antennae: Yes

Wings: Yes, two pairs of wings.

Habitat: Mainly found outdoors in forests, gardens, meadows, and agricultural fields. Rarely wanders indoors.

Habits:

  • Similar to the Asian Lady Beetle, but lacks a white M shape behind the head.
  • Known for farming and consuming aphids—can eat up to 5,000 aphids in a lifetime. 
  • Beneficial insects that can help control harmful bug populations in gardens.
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Ladybugs in Kailua Kona

Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds or lady beetles, are small, brightly colored insects that are beloved for their charming appearance. They typically have a rounded or oval-shaped body, ranging in size from about 1 to 10 millimeters. The most common ladybug species are red or orange with black spots, though some may have different colors and patterns. Ladybugs are easily recognizable, and their distinct appearance has made them a symbol of good luck in many cultures. Contrary to their name, not all ladybugs are female, and they play a beneficial role in agriculture by feeding on aphids and other pests.

Ladybug Habitat

Ladybugs can be found in a variety of habitats, including gardens, fields, meadows, and forests. They are particularly attracted to areas with ample vegetation and a ready supply of their preferred food source – aphids. Ladybugs are known for their seasonal migrations, where they may cluster in large numbers on plants or structures in search of overwintering sites.

Ladybug Behaviors, Threats, or Dangers

Ladybugs are beneficial insects and are not considered harmful to humans. In fact, they are widely appreciated for their role in natural pest control. Ladybugs primarily feed on aphids, scale insects, and other small pests that can damage crops and plants. Their presence in gardens and agricultural fields helps protect plants from harmful infestations. Ladybugs are harmless to humans and do not bite or sting. congregating together in clumps. Quite often, a few misguided beetles get confused and enter homes through electrical outlets and other openings in walls. If you suspect a ladybug infestation, contact your local pest control company.