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What’s this insect?

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Aug 23, 2005
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What’s this insect?

Suddenly started appearing in the backyard and not sure what to do with it
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Saskatoon
ladybug larva, a good guy
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Mars2012 wrote: ladybug larva, a good guy
Thanks I have a lot of it. I think it’s attracted to my tree. How do I get rid of them?
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Akronica wrote: Thanks I have a lot of it. I think it’s attracted to my tree. How do I get rid of them?
You don't want to get rid of them. They won't harm the tree or anything else that's not an aphid (or any other tiny insect that does harm to plants). If there's a lot around, it means there's a lot of food for them.
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Mars2012 wrote: You don't want to get rid of them. They won't harm the tree or anything else that's not an aphid (or any other tiny insect that does harm to plants). If there's a lot around, it means there's a lot of food for them.
Thanks so I guess they are good to have and I shouldn’t worry. They are just eye sore Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes
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You realize that some people "pay" to have these guys in their garden and you're getting them for free!
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Woodstock
They will soon change into pretty little orange/red beetles with spots. Both at this larval age, and as adult lady beetles, they will help you by eating the aphids that will try to drink all the juice out of your tree's leaves. Also aphids "poop" a sticky mess like little drops of glue. By having the lady beetles eat the aphids, you will have less "poop" to wash off anything under your tree, like a chair or patio umbrella. It's interesting you are seeing a lot of them: you may have a lot of aphids in that tree!
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ladybug larva, good guy, thanks, how do I get rid of em.


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Mars2012 wrote: ladybug larva, a good guy
Thanks, i've seen 2 of these just today. Good to know they are setting up shop in my backyard.

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