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Happenings in the insect world
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by Anne E. Schellman
on April 1, 2014 at 7:55 AM
Hi Kathy, I've lived in the Central Valley all my life and I've never seen a striped lady bug. Is there a reason they are here now, or did I just never notice them before (I have a hard time believing that since I'm a "bug nerd" of sorts...)
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on April 1, 2014 at 9:04 AM
I don't ever recalling seeing one here, either! It's a native, according to the Bohart Museum of Entomology. This one scurried under the poppy petal as soon as it saw my camera lens.
by Anne E. Schellman
on April 1, 2014 at 10:17 AM
I hope to see one soon!
by Win Rogers
on April 1, 2014 at 10:56 AM
I've never seen this one either. Happy to meet "her"?
by Lucy Heyming
on April 3, 2014 at 4:29 PM
Thanks for sharing this. Now I will be able to tell people about lady bugs that are striped. I assume they are beneficial?
by Lucy Heyming
on April 3, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Thanks for sharing this. Now I will be able to tell people about lady bugs that are striped.  
I give talks on beneficial insects. I assume they are beneficial? Can I use your photo? Will give you credit.
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on April 3, 2014 at 7:52 PM
Thanks, Lucy. Yes, you may!
by Natalie
on April 11, 2014 at 1:33 AM
Very interesting blog. Thanks for sharing.
by Custom Essays
on April 28, 2014 at 2:07 AM
very interesting blog, thanks for sharing.
by Jordan
on October 16, 2016 at 11:29 AM
I live in the central TX hill country & one just landed on my hand
by Val
on October 24, 2016 at 2:25 PM
I just now found one of these striped ladybugs. I live in Spokane, Wash. I've never seen one before, so I had to look it up so I could share it with my-9-year-old -- who loves bugs.
by Taysha
on March 1, 2017 at 6:44 AM
I just got in the net to search for this ladybug. Never seen one in my life. As I am driving my daughter to school this morning it was walking around my stirring wheel. We are in Texas just under 2 hours from Houston.
by Aaron
on May 23, 2017 at 2:50 PM
On Saturday, May 20, I found one of these yellow-striped ladybugs in a man-made lake at a water park in northern California. I "rescued" it from the water, and it stayed on my hand for about five minutes before I managed to get it to crawl off onto a sun shade. (At least once it pushed against the shade with enough force that I felt it before leaving.) While on my hand it drank a few drops of water.  
 
My daughter loves bugs, and this was the first striped ladybug we have seen.
 
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