Anybody else have these Asian critters crawlin' around the house?
(Yes, old farm house here!)
The Asians most commonly are mustard to orange-red and have 16 spots or more.
The "Americans" are red with 7 spots.
The Asians swarm together to winter (in cliff crevices in the wild) in homes and buildings.
Thankfully, they don't damage the structure & don't breed or lay eggs in homes.
The can emit a nasty yellow goo, and they do bite (but don't sting).http://arsserv0.tamu.edu/is/br/lbeetle/index.html
What I haven't figured out yet is if the two types breed. They do compete for food.
Things have sure changed since I was a kid! I can only remember the traditional red ladybugs... can't remember the last time I've seen one recently!