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May 23, 2020 2:36 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
So I heard that orange lady bugs are not beneficial like lady bugs and ARE also garden pests. As I cannot find the article I read that in, to confirm, I am asking before I eradicate them.

Also, I heard there is a bug ID forum. I couldn't find it here. Maybe it's a different website?
Thank you.


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May 23, 2020 3:05 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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It's kind of hard to tell, but this might be that Asian bug that gathers in large numbers and invade houses. They also stink when you squash them. They would be considered pests. There is an insect ID forum.
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May 23, 2020 3:07 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Look at the forums list in community at the top of the page. Scroll down to the header not exactly gardening, the insect and bug ID thread is there. Thumbs up
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May 23, 2020 3:13 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Its an Aisian Lady Beetle. They bite, smell bad and want to live in your house.
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May 23, 2020 3:15 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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Yes, and when they bite, it hurts. Especially if you're bitten by a large number at one time.
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May 23, 2020 5:31 PM CST
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Here is a good source.

https://www.thespruce.com/good...

Your photo does look like the Asian variety, but don't rely on the color for identification. There are plenty of friendly old-fashioned orange ladybugs out there. The giveaway is the "M" design over its head. They aren't actually garden pests (they do eat aphids) but as others have noted, they have other disagreeable qualities.
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May 23, 2020 5:33 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I can see the 'M' in photo 1 and 3.
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May 24, 2020 2:30 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Better eyes than mine have seen this! I couldn't see the m. Hilarious!
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