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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension document EC-1780. Copyright 2007, The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on behalf of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Lady beetles are some of the most noticeable and popular insects found in the garden and on the farm. This publication will help the farmer, gardener, or amateur naturalist to better understand and identify lady beetles found in Nebraska.

Lady beetles are in the family Caccinellidae, of which nearly all members are predators. Most lady beetles are recognizable by their black-on-red spotted pattern and hemispherical shape.

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