Swarms of the Asian Ladybeetle have taken over residencies and buildings in Mid-Michigan. So why are these beetles here and do they have a benefit?
Entomologists at Michigan State University say the beetles are related to the American ladybug. They're looking for a warm place to spend during the winter and that's why they're here in Mid-Michigan.
Experts say aphids can damage crops and plants. The Ladybeetles eat them, keeping their population down. Although they do bite and emit a foul odor, experts say the bugs are pretty harmless and will leave by spring.
For more information about the Asian Ladybeetle, log onto www.ipm.msu.edu/asianladybeetle.htm
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