|The native polished lady beetle, a good one|
|Polished lady beetle larva (Cycloneda munda)|
In writing the article and later reading people's responses, a more serious problem caught my attention. Companies that sell lady beetles are causing more damage than good. Well-intentioned gardeners buy them without realizing the consequences of introducing non-native lady beetles or the pests that they carry.
|An invasion of Asian lady beetles. More trouble than they are worth|
|Tenodera sinensis sinensis (Chinese Mantid)|
© Beatriz Moisset. 2013