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Postby BRYANT » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:37 pm

It is primitive deer season here in Okla. and today it got up in the 80's. I have hunted for many years and never seen it like it was today there were THOUSANDS of lady bugs. They were every place almost made me call it a day around 3:00 and I am not easy to run out of the deer stand. Looked like bees swarming. Deer are not rutting at my place and this heat with the lady bugs will almost drive a man insane. :bang: :bang:
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Re: lady bugs

Postby dun » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:28 pm

Yup, we're over run with them too.
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Re: lady bugs

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:58 am

They are not Lady Bugs. They are Asian Lady Beetles an invasive species that some hippie in the U.S. department
of Agriculture thought would be a good idea to introduce for biological control of pecan aphids.
Ironically these chinese communist little buggers are not red with 19 spots like a lady bug, but a yellowish orange
with fewer spots. Like all commies, they are a troublesome pain.
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Re: lady bugs

Postby dun » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:17 am

Son of Butch wrote:They are not Lady Bugs. They are Asian Lady Beetles an invasive species that some hippie in the U.S. department
of Agriculture thought would be a good idea to introduce for biological control of pecan aphids.
Ironically these chinese communist little buggers are not red with 19 spots like a lady bug, but a yellowish orange
with fewer spots. Like all commies, they are a troublesome pain.

That is correct, but it's easier to just lump them together with what they resemble. They also range in color, we have some that are dark red but some that are actually orange too. I don;t know if they are as dark as real ladybugs since I haven;t seen one that I know of in years.
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Re: lady bugs

Postby BRYANT » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:54 am

like dun said these range in color and by end of day they were '' devil bugs'' in my mind. I hope they do good for what ever they were brought here for cause I hate them. I guess our Government can spend some more tax dollars now and bring in some other something to control them now.
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Re: lady bugs

Postby HDRider » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:05 am

Swarmed on us yesterday. I hate them chicom bugs
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Re: lady bugs

Postby Cross-7 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:18 am

Last summer we had a plague of the orange biting lady bugs.
They got into everything.
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Re: lady bugs

Postby slick4591 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:19 am

Those Asian rascals do bite.
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Re: lady bugs

Postby J&D Cattle » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:26 am

They arrived here yesterday as well. Near 80 here also. As far as I know our house was shut up yet there was still probably 15 on the ceiling last night.
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Re: lady bugs

Postby cowgirl8 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:29 am

My husband opened a window one fall, a day where it got really warm. I was not home, so, he opened a window that had no screen, one we never open so not sure why he chose that other than its what men do when the wife is not home. Our house got full of those devils.. And, they all went up into the dormer windows in our vaulted ceiling room....ugh..I had to put the extenders on my vacuum to reach them....Just sucked them all up..
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Re: lady bugs

Postby bbirder » Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:34 am

The colors could vary due to cross breeding. After all, who counts dots in the dark!
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Re: lady bugs

Postby greybeard » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:25 am

dun wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:They are not Lady Bugs. They are Asian Lady Beetles an invasive species that some hippie in the U.S. department
of Agriculture thought would be a good idea to introduce for biological control of pecan aphids.
Ironically these chinese communist little buggers are not red with 19 spots like a lady bug, but a yellowish orange
with fewer spots. Like all commies, they are a troublesome pain.

That is correct, but it's easier to just lump them together with what they resemble. They also range in color, we have some that are dark red but some that are actually orange too. I don;t know if they are as dark as real ladybugs since I haven;t seen one that I know of in years.



Someone gonna ban you from the internet for such a biased/bigoted opinion and lumping all those beetle species together so callously. ;-) ;-) :lol:
And what's up with 'ladybug' anyway?
They ain't all female.....
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Re: lady bugs

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:29 pm

I will send you a few thousand stink bugs to help out .
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Re: lady bugs

Postby Nesikep » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:19 pm

kenny thomas wrote:I will send you a few thousand stink bugs to help out .

I can help you up the count!
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Re: lady bugs

Postby cowgirl8 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:34 pm

I've been keeping the grandkids today and just went out for the first time today....They are EVERYWHERE.....even on the roads, flying all around....ugh
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