Aphids like Roses. Above is a photo of one of my rose bushes in the front yard. As you can see, aphids have found a home there.
What’s that red thing crawling toward them?
It’s a Western Blood-red Ladybird Beetle, otherwise known as a type of ladybug. This one is native to our . . . → Read More and See Photos: More Aphid Predators
Now that aphids have returned to my garden, it sure would be nice if the ladybugs could return to start eating them. Wish granted! At least I think so- that is a very strange looking ladybug in the photo above. Let’s look closer…
OK then- TWO ladybugs. The one on top is a . . . → Read More and See Photos: Ladybug Battle?
This is the same American House Spider that I posted about before. This time though, it has caught a nice, tasty bug to eat. Yes, it is a ladybug (or ladybird beetle). Once the ladybug was caught in the web, the spider injected it with venom from its fangs. It then has plenty of . . . → Read More and See Photos: Spider Snags a Ladybug
This ladybug is tending to the aphids that are eating my roses. Adults can eat about 25 aphids a day which, if this little lady has some friends, ought to give the roses nothing to worry about.
There are many types of ladybugs (remember- they are a type of beetle). Since this one . . . → Read More and See Photos: Ladybug Taking Care of My Roses