Heather Lady Beetle Chilocorus bipustulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)Non-native  Synonyms: Armored Scale Lady Beetle, Pine Lady Beetle.

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BugGuide: "A native of Europe and the Middle East, this beetle has been introduced worldwide to control scale insects. In the United States, introduction attempts were made in 1905, 1915, 1927, and 1951, when a population finally became established in California.

The beetle cannot survive cold winters, but because it is locally released for biocontrol it may be encountered throughout North America during warm weather. This may account for BugGuide images from New Jersey, Maryland, and even as far north as British Columbia. All these images are from areas near major ports, so the beetles may also be adventive via international shipping."

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A Heather Lady Beetle in Baltimore City, Maryland (11/16/2009). Verified by Dennis Haines/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Heather Lady Beetle in Baltimore City, Maryland (11/16/2009). Verified by Dennis Haines/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)


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