What are Ladybird Beetles?
Ladybird beetles belong to the order Coleoptera and are also commonly referred to as ladybugs. An adult ladybird beetle is oval, convex and is typically red in color with 6 black spots on each wing. They have small heads that are turned downward, short legs and their hemispheric body is about the size of 1/2 of a pea. They are predators and feed mainly on plant-eating insects.
Why do I have them?
Ladybird beetles overwinter in the adult stage and often are found clustered together in large amounts. They want to hibernate in a warm, comfortable spot over the cold months of winter and gather in groups when they hibernate, so if you see one, you can be sure more will follow. You may also notice a rise in ladybugs in the spring as they prepare to move back outdoors for the summer months.