Saturday, April 03, 2010

Bug Rescue!

Do you know what these little bugs are?
They are black and bumpy with red dots....
These are baby Lady Bugs. well, actually lady bug beetle larvae. They are harmless and looking for a place to make a cocoon. Around this time you will see a lot of these and they will attach themselves to weeds and make a cocoon on a blade of grass, leaves and even buildings and lawn furniture. The cocoon is pale orange and about the shape of a ladybug.
I was heading out to the store today and noticed a bunch of ladybug larvae trying to cross our neighbor's driveway. It was dusk and they were looking for a good place to spend the night and probably make a cocoon soon. I got the girls and we collected them and put them in a plastic container and then put them on a raised bed of plants, where they won't be mowed, weed whacked, stepped on or sprayed with roundup or some other pesticide.
If you see these little bugs, please be kind to them, they just want a safe place to make a cocoon so they can hatch into a lady bug!

P.S. if anyone is a palm reader, can you read mine?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh I had no idea----I thought they were gross.
Now I know they are just baby lady bugs.


5:22 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Yes, I can read your palm, it says "Is kind to bugs and gentle with all living things"

5:36 PM  

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