Thrasher Loves Ladybugs!

You’ve discovered the page dedicated to our favorite insect: the ladybug. This page doesn’t show in the menu. You can only find it by peeking through the various pages on our site–similar to the way to find ladybugs by peeking under leaves.

These beautiful little beetles are a welcome guest, not a pest. They eat aphids and other small insects and bring joy to children. Please enjoy our photo gallery of ladybugs. We welcome your comments.

ladybug eating an aphid

Ladybug pair

Thrasher Ladybug

Coccinella Californica

Coccinella septempunctata

Hippodamia convergens

 

If you love ladybugs too, consider joining The Lost Ladybug Project. Here’s their pitch:

Across North America ladybug species composition is changing.  Over the past twenty years native ladybugs that were once very common have become extremely rare.  During this same time ladybugs from other parts of the world have greatly increased both their numbers and range. This is happening very quickly and we don’t know how, or why, or what impact it will have on ladybug diversity or the role that ladybugs play in keeping plant-feeding insect populations low.  We’re asking you to join us in finding out where all the ladybugs have gone so we can try to prevent more native species from becoming so rare.