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Extension > Garden > Diagnose a problem > What insect is this? > Garden Pests > Caterpillars, maggots, grubs, and similar immature insects - Under than 1/4 inch long > Convergent lady beetle larva

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Convergent lady beetle larva

Hippodamia convergens

Convergent lady beetle larva

Ric Bessin, University of Kentucky

Size: Up to 1/3 inch long

Where/When: Found in gardens, especially where aphids and other soft-bodied insects are present. The larvae are active in the late spring and summer.

Significance: Both larva and adult prey on aphids and are therefore beneficial in gardens.

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