Conserve the Ladybird Beetle

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The Ladybird Beetle belongs to the family of Coccinellidae. Ladybird beetle is the natural enemy of many insects, especially aphids & other sap feeders. They lay their eggs directly in aphid and scale insect colonies in order to ensure their larvae have an immediate food source. A single ladybird beetle may eat as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime.

How to conserve Ladybird Beetle:

1. We should learn to recognize the different stages of ladybird Beetle.

2. Minimize insecticide applications and use selective insecticides or limited treatments to avoid killing lady beetles.

3. Add plants that can provide pollen and nectar for lady beetles.


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