Larva of a lady beetle

6901.      I have seen these “bugs” before but they are especially numerous on our hostas this year. Can you help me to identify them and possibly control them? Highland Cres, Ont. Canada

Number 6901. You don’t want to control these, as they are providing free pest control for you. This is a larva of a lady beetle (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), they are voracious predators on small soft-bodied insects such as aphids.  Click here for more detailed information

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  1. W Michel says:

    Thank you for the identification and the additional information. I am glad that I didn’t “control” them

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