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Re: E-M:/ Re: Lady Beetles



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Enviro-Mich message from Ishgooda <ishgooda@voyager.net>
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My understanding is they smell and taste bad.  Birds won't touch them.  they are carnivores (if insect eating qualifies?) Ish

At 03:22 AM 10/22/2001 -0400, tobler wrote:
>I also want to know why they don't have any natural predators, if indeed
>they don't.  Why wouldn't birds, toads, mice, etc relish them as much as
>any other beetle?
>
>BTW, they swarmed our vegetable garden this summer and I caught them
>eating the flesh of our pole beans and raspberries, although not
>nearly to the extent as the Japanese Beetles.  Now *there's* an
>environmental plague of the past two years in southern Michigan.
>
>Wendy Tobler



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