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What are they besides the ladybugs?
Some bee caterpillars ladybug mix looking things
Looks like there is more than one type
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I can't tell from the pictures what the caterpillars are but the orange and black beetles are not lady bugs. They are Harlequin bugs, the garbage and cleanup bug of the insect world.
 

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I can't tell from the pictures what the caterpillars are but the orange and black beetles are not lady bugs. They are Harlequin bugs, the garbage and cleanup bug of the insect world.

thanks Chuck. I looked online they carry disease. Does it mean I should use pesticides or something? Like they are not “good bugs” like spiders?
 
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thanks Chuck. I looked online they carry disease. Does it mean I should use pesticides or something? Like they are not “good bugs” like spiders?
If you have freshly planted plants around I would get rid of them but not if you don't. They are scavengers, feeding mainly on dead or decaying plant tissue. Where I live the only time I ever see them is after my broccoli and cauliflower has flowered and then they are everywhere.
 

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