The seven-spotted ladybug (Coccinella septempunctata) was introduced to the United States from Europe as a biological control for aphids. Each of these ladybugs can eat up to 5,000 aphids in their lifetime! As a rose grower, I am happy to see these ladybugs in my garden.
These ladybugs are mating. Well, maybe I should say ladybug and manbug! ;) In a couple of months, the female will lay between 200 to 1,000 eggs. I hope her babies will call my garden home.
If you want to know more about ladybugs, check out this website: www.ladybuglady.com