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Twelve-spotted lady beetle

Coleomegilla maculata

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Eric Burkness, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Size: 1/4 inch long

Description: Pink to red colored lady beetle with 12 black spots on its back.

Where/When: Active spring-fall in gardens and around flowering plants.

Significance: Important beneficial insect, feeding primarily on aphids.

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