Asian ladybeetle is in Louisiana

Although it looks similar to the native ladybeetle, the variegated Asian ladybeetle is an invasive species that has become common throughout North America, and it often seeks shelter in homes in large numbers.
—Photo by Jong-Seok Park/Louisiana State Arthropod Museum

BATON ROUGE — An invasive insect species could be making itself at home in your house, and an LSU AgCenter entomologist says the unwelcome guest is the variegated Asian ladybeetle.


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