Lady Beetle

Coccinellidae

Lady beetle on a corn leaf
Lady beetle on a corn leaf. Photo courtesy of Frank Peairs. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.
This family of beneficial insects feeds on harmful aphids as well as mites and the eggs and young of other insects.
Adults lady beetles range in color from yellow to red and typically have several black spots.
Fourteen-spotted lady beetles with their aphid prey
Fourteen-spotted lady beetles with their aphid prey. Photo courtesy of Frank Peairs. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.