2009-11-18 / Briefly Noted
Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home . . .
On a warm day a week or two ago, many people noticed huge numbers of ladybugs crowding into their homes and offices. What is going on here? The culprit is the Multi- Colored Asian Lady Beetle ( Harmonia axyridis). They have many names, including Japanese Lady Beetle or Bug, Asian Lady Beetle or Bug, and Halloween Beetle for their color and time of swarming.