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(AsiaOne)   Scientists are working on engineering ladybugs to be biopesticides. Not safe for work picture of ladybug on ladybug sex   (news.asiaone.com) divider line 40
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2014-08-13 12:01:49 PM  
Ladybugs already are. Ladybug larvae love to eat aphids.
 
2014-08-13 12:52:43 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Ladybugs already are. Ladybug larvae love to eat aphids.


Came here to say this, obvious that nobody owns ladybugs which begs for scientific tweaking and the subsequent patent.
LEAVE NATURE ALONE!!!
 
2014-08-13 01:15:52 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Lando Lincoln: Ladybugs already are. Ladybug larvae love to eat aphids.

Came here to say this, obvious that nobody owns ladybugs which begs for scientific tweaking and the subsequent patent.
LEAVE NATURE ALONE!!!


You should read the article sometime.
 
2014-08-13 01:15:56 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Lando Lincoln: Ladybugs already are. Ladybug larvae love to eat aphids.

Came here to say this, obvious that nobody owns ladybugs which begs for scientific tweaking and the subsequent patent.
LEAVE NATURE ALONE!!!


I read that as twerking and...
 
2014-08-13 01:16:53 PM  
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2014-08-13 01:17:24 PM  
Not to mention the very first word in the article.
 
2014-08-13 01:17:52 PM  
What ladybug on ladybug sex should involve:

www.electriqueboutique.com
 
2014-08-13 01:18:15 PM  

serfdood: Not to mention the very first word in the article.


"Ladybugs"?
 
2014-08-13 01:18:52 PM  
 
2014-08-13 01:21:07 PM  
Ladybugs yank the dentures out of other bugs and throw them out of the window
 
2014-08-13 01:22:00 PM  
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2014-08-13 01:22:19 PM  
 
2014-08-13 01:25:07 PM  
Yeah, wasps and roaming spiders are much more effective if more of a nuisance to humans.
 
2014-08-13 01:33:04 PM  

lostcat: You should read the article sometime.


Maybe subby should.
 
2014-08-13 01:34:47 PM  

lostcat: serfdood: Not to mention the very first word in the article.

"Ladybugs"?


* sigh *
 
2014-08-13 01:35:30 PM  
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2014-08-13 01:36:17 PM  

vodka: Yeah, wasps and roaming spiders are much more effective if more of a nuisance to humans.


I take it you've never had ladybug swarms invade your house before. Ladybugs are farking vile.
 
2014-08-13 01:37:38 PM  

Kibbler: Ladybugs yank the dentures out of other bugs and throw them out of the window


Only if the other bugs bite them first.
 
2014-08-13 01:40:12 PM  
Ladybugs and their larva are voracious, and quick.  They mow through them like a hot knife through butter.

Now...  give me a ladybug that can withstand attack by ants defending their aphid colonies.

Seriously.  I have farking ANTS defending their aphids against all comers, and this includes parasitic wasps, ladybugs, and spiders.  I've watched them do it.  Vicious little buggers protect their aphids better than a rancher protecting his cattle.

On a side note, I also saw a Blue Mud Dauber dragging a large grass spider (leg span a bit larger than a quarter to a den over the weekend.  Insects are amazing when you aren't killing them all with pesticides.
 
2014-08-13 01:45:25 PM  
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2014-08-13 01:48:49 PM  

FuzedBox: vodka: Yeah, wasps and roaming spiders are much more effective if more of a nuisance to humans.

I take it you've never had ladybug swarms invade your house before. Ladybugs are farking vile.


Really?  Have a stinkbug invasion and then get back with us.
 
2014-08-13 01:52:17 PM  
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2014-08-13 01:54:59 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Ladybugs already are. Ladybug larvae love to eat aphids.


Know how I know you didn't rtfa?
 
2014-08-13 01:55:01 PM  

Cold_Sassy: FuzedBox: vodka: Yeah, wasps and roaming spiders are much more effective if more of a nuisance to humans.

I take it you've never had ladybug swarms invade your house before. Ladybugs are farking vile.

Really?  Have a stinkbug invasion and then get back with us.


Those....

Those suck a lot.

Vacuuming up stink bugs, plus finding the holes and caulking them up is all I found to stop their zerg rush.
 
2014-08-13 02:01:32 PM  
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2014-08-13 02:02:07 PM  
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2014-08-13 02:08:23 PM  

Cold_Sassy: FuzedBox: vodka: Yeah, wasps and roaming spiders are much more effective if more of a nuisance to humans.

I take it you've never had ladybug swarms invade your house before. Ladybugs are farking vile.

Really?  Have a stinkbug invasion and then get back with us.


Works both ways, dude. Imagine thousands of ladybugs pouring through tightly sealed doors and windows, leaving sticky yellow stains all over the walls and upholstery. Imagine having to use a shop vac and a ladder to clear them off your walls and ceiling, imagine the smell of a musky bull elephant permeating your house for weeks. I'm sure stinkbugs are no fun, but ladybugs are utterly demonic. The very worst part is when one inevitably crawls into your sandwich or salad; let's just say the taste will leave an impression.
 
2014-08-13 02:08:34 PM  

JesusJuice: Lando Lincoln: Ladybugs already are. Ladybug larvae love to eat aphids.

Know how I know you didn't rtfa?


Nobody reads rfa. Not even the subby.

Headline: Scientists are working on engineering ladybugs to be biopesticides.
Article: Scientists are working on engineering ladybugs that can't fly away so they'll be more effective biopesticides.

How is this my fault and not subby's?
 
2014-08-13 02:14:17 PM  

Cold_Sassy: FuzedBox: vodka: Yeah, wasps and roaming spiders are much more effective if more of a nuisance to humans.

I take it you've never had ladybug swarms invade your house before. Ladybugs are farking vile.

Really?  Have a stinkbug invasion and then get back with us.


Asian Lady Beetles stink and they infest homes.

This is a new thing past 10 years or so, at least where I live. They drive out the Lady Bugs (which stay outside).
 
2014-08-13 02:33:27 PM  
Ladybugs don't fly away when left unattended, they fly away when they deplete the food source in an area. So they'll generally stay and repopulate for a few generations if you have a bad aphid situation and leave once the problem has been resolved. I wonder how making them incapable of effectively finding food will help anyone.
 
2014-08-13 02:48:49 PM  
A few years back I bought like a gallon bucket of lady bugs because well, I saw that you could get a gallon bucket of ladybugs and I figured why not, I have a little backyard.

Long story short, they all flew away but for ten glorious seconds I had a gallon of ladybugs.  I let them crawl on my arm for a bit but then they took off.  I guess I wore the wrong cologne or wasn't aphidy enough for their tastes.
 
2014-08-13 02:53:57 PM  

infinitydreamer: Ladybugs don't fly away when left unattended, they fly away when they deplete the food source in an area. So they'll generally stay and repopulate for a few generations if you have a bad aphid situation and leave once the problem has been resolved. I wonder how making them incapable of effectively finding food will help anyone.


Maybe they fly away when there's still aphids around, but there's a better crop of aphids nearby.
 
2014-08-13 02:59:12 PM  

brap: A few years back I bought like a gallon bucket of lady bugs because well, I saw that you could get a gallon bucket of ladybugs and I figured why not, I have a little backyard.

Long story short, they all flew away but for ten glorious seconds I had a gallon of ladybugs.  I let them crawl on my arm for a bit but then they took off.  I guess I wore the wrong cologne or wasn't aphidy enough for their tastes.


They like roses.
 
2014-08-13 03:25:03 PM  

Fark In The Duck: What ladybug on ladybug sex should involve:

[www.electriqueboutique.com image 350x465]


I read the headline as ladybits on ladybits sex.

I'll be in my bunk.
 
2014-08-13 03:35:40 PM  

FuzedBox: Cold_Sassy: FuzedBox: vodka: Yeah, wasps and roaming spiders are much more effective if more of a nuisance to humans.

I take it you've never had ladybug swarms invade your house before. Ladybugs are farking vile.

Really?  Have a stinkbug invasion and then get back with us.

Works both ways, dude. Imagine thousands of ladybugs pouring through tightly sealed doors and windows, leaving sticky yellow stains all over the walls and upholstery. Imagine having to use a shop vac and a ladder to clear them off your walls and ceiling, imagine the smell of a musky bull elephant permeating your house for weeks. I'm sure stinkbugs are no fun, but ladybugs are utterly demonic. The very worst part is when one inevitably crawls into your sandwich or salad; let's just say the taste will leave an impression.


Are you sure they were ladybugs? There's an Asian beetle that looks a lot like a ladybug and your story sounds like they were what was in your house.
 
2014-08-13 04:47:23 PM  
So, we're making radioactive mutant lady bugs now? We should train them in ninjitsu.

/to battle the mutant aphids.
 
2014-08-13 05:04:09 PM  
I wouldn't mind knowing what finally decided to prey on the goddamn hellspawn brown marmorated stinkbugs.

I live in an old wood-frame farmhouse, and my workroom is in the attic where they like to go. They have a "bloom" or two a year. Hate the stinky little shiatbirds.

They didn't bother me too much this year. Either something is eating them, or they're just laying in wait.
 
2014-08-13 08:34:21 PM  

mongbiohazard: FuzedBox: Cold_Sassy: FuzedBox: vodka: Yeah, wasps and roaming spiders are much more effective if more of a nuisance to humans.

I take it you've never had ladybug swarms invade your house before. Ladybugs are farking vile.

Really?  Have a stinkbug invasion and then get back with us.

Works both ways, dude. Imagine thousands of ladybugs pouring through tightly sealed doors and windows, leaving sticky yellow stains all over the walls and upholstery. Imagine having to use a shop vac and a ladder to clear them off your walls and ceiling, imagine the smell of a musky bull elephant permeating your house for weeks. I'm sure stinkbugs are no fun, but ladybugs are utterly demonic. The very worst part is when one inevitably crawls into your sandwich or salad; let's just say the taste will leave an impression.

Are you sure they were ladybugs? There's an Asian beetle that looks a lot like a ladybug and your story sounds like they were what was in your house.


Those are the Asian ones. Our (meaning N. American) native types are the cute friendly ones who behave themselves. The imports are ladybugs (lady beetles) also, but they swarm into your house, are prone to biting you, leave stains, and stink.  They tend to be a bit bigger, and outcompete the natives, so almost all of the ladybugs I see these days are these bastard things. Some bright light thought we'd be better off with them, so here we are, The spot pattern varies, but they usually have a letter "M" pattern on the thorax.
 
2014-08-13 08:45:32 PM  

Clockwork Kumquat: mongbiohazard: FuzedBox: Cold_Sassy: FuzedBox: vodka: Yeah, wasps and roaming spiders are much more effective if more of a nuisance to humans.

I take it you've never had ladybug swarms invade your house before. Ladybugs are farking vile.

Really?  Have a stinkbug invasion and then get back with us.

Works both ways, dude. Imagine thousands of ladybugs pouring through tightly sealed doors and windows, leaving sticky yellow stains all over the walls and upholstery. Imagine having to use a shop vac and a ladder to clear them off your walls and ceiling, imagine the smell of a musky bull elephant permeating your house for weeks. I'm sure stinkbugs are no fun, but ladybugs are utterly demonic. The very worst part is when one inevitably crawls into your sandwich or salad; let's just say the taste will leave an impression.

Are you sure they were ladybugs? There's an Asian beetle that looks a lot like a ladybug and your story sounds like they were what was in your house.

Those are the Asian ones. Our (meaning N. American) native types are the cute friendly ones who behave themselves. The imports are ladybugs (lady beetles) also, but they swarm into your house, are prone to biting you, leave stains, and stink.  They tend to be a bit bigger, and outcompete the natives, so almost all of the ladybugs I see these days are these bastard things. Some bright light thought we'd be better off with them, so here we are, The spot pattern varies, but they usually have a letter "M" pattern on the thorax.


I'm just saddened that the ladybugs are having more sex than I am.
 
2014-08-13 10:26:35 PM  
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