Small orange and black bug I haven’t seen before
Location: Southwest Virginia
May 10, 2011 12:42 pm
This morning, my Rose of Sharon bush was covered with these little guys. I’ve lived here all my life and never saw them before.
Its presence in prodigious numbers is an indication that this Lady Beetle Larva has a plentiful food source which has been feeding on your Rose of Sharon. Both adult and larval Lady Beetles, erroneously called Lady Bugs, feed on Aphids and other plant pests, so it is actually a cure for your plant and not the problem.