Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Larva

Subject: Never before seen backyard bug
Location: Allentown Pennsylvania
June 5, 2016 8:32 am
I have been living in the same house for 3 years and this year, a new bug appeared in my backyard I never seen in my life! Theres alot and I’m worried they might be poisonous or bite, because of their color and appearance. I have kids so I’m eager to find out what it is and if they are dangerous. Please help!!
Signature: Grace

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Larvae
Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Larvae

Dear Grace,
The good news is that this is a Lady Beetle larva, and they are predators that eat other insects and they will not harm your children.  The bad news is that it is a Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle larva, an invasive, exotic species that is crowding out native species of Lady Beetles and threatening their existence.  Furthermore, adult Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles can get very numerous and they enter homes to hibernate, creating a nuisance for homemakers.

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