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Convergent lady beetle

Hippodamia convergens

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota


Size: 1/4 inch long

Description: Oval shaped, orange with two white "converging" stripes on its pronotum (back of head). Usually have 13 black spots on its back (although this can vary).

Where/When: Found in gardens and landscapes May to October; can sometimes be found clustering in large groups in the fall.

Significance: Important beneficial insect, feeding primarily on aphids.

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