The lady bug is one of the top 5 bugs that you WANT to have in your garden. The #1 reason being it that they eat aphids. Aphids are smaller and they can be green or red. If you have an aphid problem it usually looks like the stem of your plant grew little spikes or something like this:
Aphids (BAD BUG) suck the life out of your plants (literally) and lady bugs suck the life out the aphids (LITERALLY). If you unleash a container of hunger lady bugs on an aphid-infested plant, watch the carnage begin!
Lady bugs are red, but contrary to popular belief, they are not ALWAYS covered in spots. Note the variations of lady bugs below:
Some are deep red, some lighter red, some covered with black spots, others, no spots at all. The sure way to tell it is a lady bug is (A) It is red and (B) It has the white spots in the front that kind of look like eyes.
Try not to get confused with other bugs that may resemble lady bugs, such as the Mexican Bean Beetle - Same pattern as the Lady Bug but yellow instead of red.
So get a good look! Theses lil’ ladies are good to have around!