Federal government websites always use a. The multicolored Asian lady beetle Harmonia axyridis is native to Asia but occurs in many areas of the United States. This beneficial insect was imported and released as early as in attempts to naturally control certain insect pests. But the first populations were not found in this country until in Louisiana near the busy port of New Orleans. Over the years, federal, state and private entomologists released the insect at a number of locations. But it was not detected in these places until some years after it had became established in Louisiana.
Difference Between Ladybugs and Asian Beetles - Plunkett's Pest Control
Koch and W. Hutchison Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota. It has been debated whether MALB arrived in the United States through intentional releases for biological control or through accidental seaport introductions. MALB was first detected in Minnesota in In its native range, MALB is a known predator of aphids and other soft bodied insects.
Several are all or mostly black. Their bodies are hemispherical, circular or oval and dome-shaped, and flat underneath. The antennae are short.