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Asian Lady Beetle

The end of October brings out not only 'zillions' of lady beetles but also 'zillions' of calls about lady beetles!

In the fall, these beetles enter homes to overwinter, and in the spring, the beetles try to get out of homes. If you live in the Midwest, your house is probably "home" to many of these bettles trying their darnedest to get back outdoors!

To find out more about these insects, read the information in E-214, "Asian Lady Beetles" (PDF 32K) from the Entomology Department at Purdue University.

Asian Lady Beetles

The pattern of spots and coloration may vary from beetle to beetle
Characteristic "M"

Characteristic "M" marking on the thorax above the wings

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