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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Coccinella septempunctata is a predatory lady beetle introduced in North America to control wheat pests, but its diet also includes pollen and nectar. ARS scientists are studying the lady beetle’s feeding behavior to learn how to better use it for insect pest control.

 

Photo by Jonathan Lundgren.


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Last Modified: 12/12/2012