Koch and W. Hutchison Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota. It has been debated whether MALB arrived in the United States through intentional releases for biological control or through accidental seaport introductions. MALB was first detected in Minnesota in In its native range, MALB is a known predator of aphids and other soft bodied insects. Unfortunately, MALB, like many other exotic insects, may also have adverse impacts on humans and the environment. MALB adults are 4.
Ladybug - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle
Ladybug - Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle | Horticulture and Home Pest News
Harmonia axyridis , most commonly known as the harlequin , multicolored Asian , or simply Asian ladybeetle , is a large coccinellid beetle. This is one of the most variable species in the world, with an exceptionally wide range of color forms. It is now common, well known, and spreading in those regions, and has also established in Africa and widely across South America. This species is conspicuous in North America where it may locally be known as the Halloween ladybeetle.
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle (Ladybug)
Skip to content Skip to navigation. A native of eastern Asia, the multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridi s, was introduced into the United States by the U. Department of Agriculture as a biological control agent.
As far as bugs go, ladybugs have a pretty sterling reputation. Seen as a sign of good luck, and often appearing in children's books and cartoons, these red- and black-spotted insects have plenty of great qualities: They prey on pests like aphids, spider mites, and mealy bugs that would otherwise destroy your plants and gardens. But, there's actually a bad kind of ladybug out there—ones that can bite and be aggressive, are harmful to dogs, invade your home, and leave behind a foul-smelling yellowish secretion that can stain walls and furniture. They're called Asian Lady Beetles and were first introduced to North America in to combat aphids—but now, they're even more of a problem because they have overtaken the native species, and our homes. While Asian Lady Beetles also prey on pests that harm our gardens, their cons far outweigh the pros.