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Multicolored Asian lady beetle larvae

Harmonia axyridis

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

David Cappaert, Michigan State University,

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.

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