This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Invasion of the ladybugs

The fall ladybug invasion has begun. The picture below shows a westward facing door of the Core Building at Saint Joseph's College. The students flinched as they passed through the swarms of the bugs.
This species of ladybug is a fairly recent introduction to Indiana. As the fields are harvested, the numbers on this door should grow.

6 comments:

Sheila said...

I just can't believe the lady bugs! They seem worse than in past years!

Anonymous said...

Last year we didn't have them like this that I remember. This might mean that we will have them in our house all winter!!

Sarah said...

Got my first ladybug bite of the season yesterday.

The Innovator said...

They stink too.

Anonymous said...

Pesky pests.

Anonymous said...

Asian Lady Beetles actually.