Photo: Suzanne DeJohn/National Gardening Association
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Get to Know Ladybugs and Their Larvae
Most people recognize the ladybug, but it's important to recognize their larvae too, Suzanne says. Ladybugs are beneficial insects, especially helpful at controlling aphids. You need to be able to recognize the larvae so you don't mistake them for pests and try to kill them. Suzanne says both the larvae and the adult ladybugs eat aphids.