All this week we will be celebrating red things in nature! I could totally just do some of the state symbols of Ohio where I live. Our state flower is the red carnation, state bird is the cardinal, state beverage is tomato juice, state fruit is the tomato and our state insect is the ladybug. These beetles probably need no introduction as they are easily recognizable with their round, red bodies and black spots. You might be surprised to see what their larvae look like. (See the second photo.) Both as adults and larvae, ladybugs are beneficial in gardens since they gobble up pesky aphids. #red #insects #ladybugs #beetles #natureclub #redweek

Posted by Mel Grosvenor at 2021-05-17 12:24:18 UTC