These aphid loving beetles are often used as a natural pest control by both amateur and professional gardeners and farmers. As a result, there are many areas where some species have become invasive and are muscling out native species.
Rose lovers have a special affinity for these dainty little insects since they eat aphids, which are the scourge of rose growers.
- Scientific Name: Coccinellidae
- Characteristics: The most commonly recognized ladybugs have a bright red, dome shaped shell with black spots. However, there are striped, plain, yellow, and orange varieties as well.
- Size: 2.25" L x 2.5" W
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size: 2.15" L x 2.34" W 0.00" H x ( 5.5 cm x 6 cm x 0 cm )