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Re: E-M:/ Lady Beetles



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Enviro-Mich message from "Michele Anderson" <andersm@pasty.com>
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They can't be as bad as the caterpillars we had for two summers up here in
the U.P. Michele
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From: "Evans" <imagine@bignetnorth.net>
To: <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Lady Beetles


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> Enviro-Mich message from Evans <imagine@bignetnorth.net>
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> Also, to make matters worse, they reproduce at a high rate and because
they don't
> have a natural predator, there's nothing to keep their numbers in control.
> When we were in Kalamazoo there would be thousands of them on the outside
of the
> house.  It's even worse the farther south you go.  A friend just got back
from
> Ohio and said she would go outside and there would be swarms of them
everywhere.
> That's what happens when we introduce non-native species (insect, plant or
> animal).  The native species get choked out and the non-native become
totally
> invasive.  You think we'd learn.          ~Monica
>
>
> William Tobler wrote:
>
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> > Enviro-Mich message from "William Tobler"
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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
> > >
> > >
> > > At 02:54 PM 10/21/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> > >
> > > >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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