Coccinellidae is a wide spread family of small beetles ranging from 0.8 to 18 mm. They are commonly yellow, orange, or red with small black spots on their wing covers, with black legs, heads, and antennae.
Ladybugs are the most popular and widely used beneficial insects for commercial and home use. Ladybugs are capable of consuming up to 50-60 aphids per day but will also eat a variety of other insects and larvae including scales, mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, mites, and various types of soft-bodies insects.
Ladybugs, also called lady beetles or lady birds, are a very beneficial group of insects. Lady bugs are natural enemies of many insect pests and it has been demonstrated that a single lady bug may consume as many as 5,000 aphids in its lifetime.