small bug, with yellow stripes
July 13, 2009
do you know what kind of bug this is, and is it poisonous?
In recent weeks, we have had countless requests for the identification of Lady Beetle Larvae, the immature form of Ladybugs, but since out computer was so slow, we did not post any, nor could we take the time to respond personally. Our fast new computer is allowing us to address ever so many more identification requests. The larvae of the Lady Beetle is not poisonous. They are predators of plant feeding insects like aphids, and we have gotten reports of people being bitten by larval Lady Beetles, but the bite is just a harmless nip. Based on this BugGuide image, your individual appears to be the larva of the invasive Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle.