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potato ladybird?

Laila

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laila attenborough

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Does anyone know if that lady beetle is friend or foe ?

im not sure if they eat plants or eat things that eat plants, i often find them on plants that have been eaten such as the one above.

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Does anyone know if that lady beetle is friend or foe ?

im not sure if they eat plants or eat things that eat plants, i often find them on plants that have been eaten such as the one above.

One particular species of the ladybug, which is known as the Mexican bean beetle, eats plants and is considered to be a pest. Although most ladybugs are carnivores, some also eat mushrooms, pollen and mildew.

I "think" the lady bug in the pic above is a friend, not foe :)

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I found this below on the Gardening Australia site.

The villain is the 28 spotted or leaf eating ladybird. They're easy to identify. Adults are up to 1cm long, a light orange colour and they have 28 spots. Both adults and larvae feed on a range of plants - cabbage, potato and bean family are preferred foods. The larvae are easy to recognise because they are yellowish creamy colour, with a frizzy outline and they feed on the undersides of the leaves.

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I have learned from your photos and the posts relating to it Lalia, er, I mean miss attenbourough :wink: .i didn't know of a potato lady bug!

Did you count the spots? Lol. :)

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