Extension > Garden > Diagnose a problem > What insect is this? > General/curiosity insects > Caterpillars, maggots, grubs, and similar immature insects less than 1 inch long > Multicolored Asian lady beetle larvae
Multicolored Asian lady beetle larvae
Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota
David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org
Size: 1/3 - 1/2 inch long
Description: Alligator shaped body that is black with orange on the abdomen, and rows of small spines on their bodies.
Where/When: Can be found in gardens and landscapes, especially where aphids are present. Active in late spring and summer.
Significance: An important predator of aphids. They are harmless to people and plants.