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Re: E-M:/ Lady Beetles



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Enviro-Mich message from "William Tobler" <WilliamTobler@CrittersWoods.org>
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Can't we blame MDEQ somehow?  Such nice folks deserve the credit.
Anyway, we have thousands of them on the south side of our home.  They now
even outnumber the boxelder beetles.  Each opening of the door, lets in 50.
And they bite. (Boxelder beetles don't bite.  They just poop.)  Last year
was pretty much the first time I've seen them.  Word has it (as Ishgooda
explains) that it was another intentional release of an uncontrolled pest.
Like the Gypsy Moth.

Bill


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ishgooda" <ishgooda@voyager.net>
To: "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
Cc: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Lady Beetles


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> Enviro-Mich message from Ishgooda <ishgooda@voyager.net>
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> They are an Asian look alike (no spots, however) for the more familiar
Lady Bug.  They were introduced in to Louisiana a few years ago to eat the
overabundance of aphids which were eating crops.  without natural predators,
the newly introduced carnivores are eating their way through the midwest to
the east coast.
> Got five them in my bed room last night and another which is presently out
of sight at the ,moment.
> Ontario is also infested, and questions about them have come in from as
far south as TN.
> Ish
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>
> At 02:54 PM 10/21/2001 -0400, you wrote:
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> >Has anyone noticed some kind of unusual
> >superabundance of lady beetles in Michigan
> >in the last month?  In my 50+ years I've
> >never seen so many of them.   If there is
> >an unusual superabundance of lady beetles,
> >what has caused this??
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