Lady beetles are among our most beneficial insects. The convergent lady beetle, Hippodamia convergenes Guérin-Méneville, is a common species. Lady beetles feed on aphid, immature scale insects, mealybugs, mites and other soft-bodied insects.
Detailed information on lady beetles is available on the Featured Creatures Web site at http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/lady_beetles.htm
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