Photo by Melody

Lady Beetle, Ladybug, Ladybird (Scymnus sp.)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Coccinellidae (kok-sin-EL-li-dee) (Info)
Genus: Scymnus
Species: sp.


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Santa Barbara, California
Aurora, Colorado
Delmar, Delaware
Casselberry, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Hebron, Kentucky
Summerville, South Carolina
Lewisville, Texas
San Marcos, Texas

By Xenomorf
Thumbnail #1 of Lady Beetle, Ladybug, Ladybird (Scymnus sp.) by Xenomorf

By Xenomorf

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Member Notes:

Positive Xenomorf On Jul 26, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b) wrote:

There are about 450 species in the U.S.A. and about 5000 different species of ladybugs throughout the world.
Very beneficial to the garden, munching on aphids. Extra ladybugs for your garden can be purchased.

Positive jwptaurus On May 13, 2012, jwptaurus from Delmar, DE wrote:

This is our official state insect and rightfully so. They are EVERYWHERE!! No complaints though. They eat the small bugs that do big damage to our plants. In mid-autumn you can see swarms of them on the sides of buildings. I'm told they're congregating and climbing between the siding to hibernate. I've also heard it's good luck to have one land on you.

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