Residents of Avoyelles Parish in Louisiana are seeing what looks like lady bugs in their homes- but they are not actually lady bugs. The insects, which have a mark in the shape of an M behind their head, are actually Asian lady beetles. While they bite, their bite is not considered to be dangerous. They do produce a yellow colored defensive chemical that doesn’t smell pleasant and can be seen on the surfaces of homes.

 

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Asian lady beetles infesting many Avoyelles Parish homes

However, a closer inspection shows the insects are not always the familiar deep orange or red bug with black dots. The insects are “multi-colored Asian lady beetles,” which are in the same family as the good luck token lady bug. Lady bugs — originally …

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