Ladybugs

ENTFACT-105: Ladybugs  |  Download PDF

by Ric Bessin, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or ladybird beetles, are a very beneficial group. They are natural enemies of many insects, especially aphids and other sap feeders. A single lady beetle may eat as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime. Many species of lady beetles are present in Kentucky and they are common in most habitats.

Ground Beetles

ENTFACT-104: Ground Beetles  |  Download PDF

by Stephanie Bailey, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Ground Beetle

Aphids

ENTFACT-103: Aphids  |  Download PDF

Blister Beetles

ENTFACT-102: Blister Beetles  |  Download PDF

Hessian Fly in Kentucky

ENTFACT-101: Hessian Fly in Kentucky  |  Download PDF

by Doug Johnson, Extension Entomologist
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Over the years, Kentucky has experienced sporadic outbreaks of hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor (Say). Though this pest is not of major concern, it remains a potential threat, especially as: