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[Ambassador report] (Free Report) Lady Bird Beetle: Should we Kill them or Preserve them?

by Binita Suwal | 17-09-2021 17:32 Comments 3 recommendations 0



A small arthropod animal with six legs, generally one or two pairs of wings is an insect. An insect should not be regarded as a pest until they compete with humans for the same food as humans, and unless they sting, bite, annoy or make life inconvenient for a man himself or his possession like plants and animals, etc. They are regarded as pests when their population increases to the extent, creating an economic loss.

Let's take the example of Lady Bird Beetle. Some people may still get confused about whether the Ladybird beetle is harmful or beneficial to the environment. Some people (let say the insect hater) may kill these beneficial beetles for no reason. Killing these beneficial beetles may add fuel to the destruction of the ecological balance. It belongs to the family of Coccinellidae and the order Coleoptera. They are small, round, colorful beetle commonly known as ladybugs. These insects are regarded as beneficial insects as they help to get an area rid of the crop from damaging aphids, mealybugs, and other destructive insect pests.  They generally do not sting humans in most cases, whereas they may bite occasionally. But relax! their bite will not cause any serious injury or spread disease to a human. Doubling the number of ladybird beetles or swapping pesticides with beetles in the field could increase the output, enhance the quality. Using these beetles as biocontrol agents can add two benefits: 1. Save the environment from harmful pesticides, 2. Save the money from being wasting.  But unfortunately, many farmers do not know the use of this insect as a biocontrol agent, which is one of the main reasons for declining the population of the ladybird beetle.
lady bird beetle

In short, allowing ladybird beetle to survive will reduce the amount of pesticide you use, reduce the pest residues of aphids, thrips, and mealybugs. Also, this will support reducing pesticide residue, its bioaccumulation or biomagnification, and eutrophication. So, the conclusion is, we must preserve this beautiful creature.
lady bird beetle

lady bird beetle

3 Comments

Hannah Mentor

  • Hannah Mentor says :
    Hello Binita, this is your mentor Hannah.
    When I was very young, I used to love ladybugs and find information about them.
    So it was great to read your article that preserving ladybugs would be more helpful.
    I think that in many cases, killing any organisms is destructing the ecological balance.

    Thank you for your great article and please keep up :)

    Posted 22-09-2021 22:39

Prince Foley

  • Prince Foley says :
    Yes, one of the natural ways to control pests in our gardens, it really saves us money, time and energy
    Posted 17-09-2021 21:55

Joon Mentor

  • Joon Mentor says :
    Hello Binita,
    this is your mentor Joon.

    Indeed there are people considering insects as pests.
    Though there are some that destroy crops and buildings,
    not all of them are same.
    Different pesticides are currently being used to enhance the
    cost efficiency and effort put to grow crops, but there are always
    cons to it. Pollution may be one, and pesticide-oriented-disease may
    be other. Excessive use of pesticide may pollute the land affecting
    groundwater directly connected to the streams. This is a serious issue
    as we are on the top of food cycle, and we will eventually get to consume
    it. It might lead to different disease such as skin disease.
    So even though Ladybug can not be a total replacement of pesticides,
    I agree with the idea of using them to reduce the damage.

    Thanks for your article

    Best,

    Joon
    Posted 17-09-2021 19:16

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