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About Ladybugs

Alberta has dozens of species of these predatory beetles. The most common are the native two-spot ladybug, and the introduced seven-spot ladybug. 

Ladybugs Eat Plant Pests

Ladybugs are well known aphid hunters. During development each ladybug larva can consume hundreds of aphids or similar soft-bodied, sap-sucking garden pests. 

What You Can Do

Like green lacewings, ladybugs are commercially available for biological pest management. These predators however are more manageable in closed systems, like green-houses, rather than in the outdoors.

Ladybird Beetle

Ladybird beetle adult (top) and larvae eating an aphid.

For More Information

Pest Management

12304 107 Street NW
Edmonton AB  T5G 2S7

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email treebugs@edmonton.ca

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