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.
Signature: Rhea

Lady Beetle Larva

Dear Rhea,
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.

Location: Virginia

One Response to Lady Beetle Larva

  1. vicki says:

    these lady beetle lava are eating my purple hull peas vines and peas are cover in a black don’t know what that is either live in west Tennessee how to get rid of them I have never seen these before

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