Is it a ladybug, or a lady beetle? Though they may look alike, these spotted insects have some significant differences.How to tell ladybugs and lady beetles apart
Beetles can be beneficial pests. They eat aphids and scale insects, which can threaten houseplants, home gardens, and agricultural crops. However, while ladybugs are usually considered cute and can even be a sign of good luck, lady beetles can be a nuisance congregating in large numbers, emitting a foul odor, and even biting.