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Old 11-05-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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Yeah, SNL; the invasive Asian ladybugs are -massing- here in North Alabama. Even worse, they bite!

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...the Asian Lady Beetle is hardier, and stronger. It also has an arsenal of a parasitic fungus that kills other ladybug species, especially when native ladybugs find and feed off Asian Lady Beetle eggs and larvae.

...Asian Lady Beetles invade homes in preparation for overwintering. They congregate in attics, ceilings, and walls while seeking protection*and warmth for* the winter.

The beetle´s defensive tactic, when disturbed, is to emit a yellow, foul-smelling chemical – which can stain walls and other surfaces. Asian Lady Beetles may look cute but they can and will bite!

Asian Lady Beetles vs. Native Ladybugs
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