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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
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Sheila_FW
Feb 14, 2010 10:19 PM CST
Lady bugs are one of the best aphid controls but they are not always in the adult form.
This shows ladybugs that were present in my own yard in two stages we don't think are ladybugs.
They are never a threat to the eggs, cats, or adult butterflies; but they do feed on the aphids.


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Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
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TexasPuddyPrint
Mar 4, 2010 9:44 PM CST
Hover Fly larva also chomp down on aphids. Pretty gruesome to watch. They nab an aphid and suck it dry!!! This is a very old photo - sorry for the quality...but you get the picture!

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My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
Ponds Dog Lover Hummingbirder Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America
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Sheila_FW
Mar 5, 2010 7:52 AM CST
Great picture, old or not. Thanks Cat.

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