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Asian Lady Beetles: How to Get Rid of Ladybugs, Diet, etc.
Multicolored Asian lady beetle showing color variations. Where to find it while inspecting: When gathering in fall, they will be found in large numbers on the sunny side of buildings and trees. Any available access to protected habitat may encourage large numbers to enter for overwintering. Look for gaps and holes in structure, most notably around eaves, windows and foundations again, often on the south side of the building.
Federal government websites always use a. The multicolored Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis is native to Asia but occurs in many areas of the United States. This beneficial insect was imported and released as early as in attempts to naturally control certain insect pests. But the first populations were not found in this country until in Louisiana near the busy port of New Orleans. Over the years, federal, state and private entomologists released the insect at a number of locations.
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