First lady beetle capture of the year!

It’s the second lady beetle of the year, but the first I was able to capture. It’s a native species, too, not the Multicolored Asian. I was able to capture it and it’s in a container on my desk with plenty of aphids and pollen to nosh on. (It’s the Pink Spotted Lady Beetle, Coleomegilla maculata, which can complete an entire life cycle on pollen alone – that may be why it’s doing better than most native species that have to compete w/ the Multicolored Asian for aphids.) Yay, yay, yay. I’ll probably release it soon but I just loving having the little gal/guy on my desk right now.

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