Wisconsin To See More Asian Ladybeetles This Fall

Those orange and black-spotted beetle bugs will soon begin arriving enmasse.

Wisconsin's warm, dry summer will mean more of the Asian ladybeetles will be on the march.

The beetles look like ladybugs. Their numbers were held down last year by a relatively wet summer.

State forest health expert Linda Williams says the beetle bugs will sweep into the region in bigger numbers after the first frost. That's when the ladybeetles leave the fields and forests looking for the warmth of urban environments.

The Asian ladybeetle was first discovered in Wisconsin in 1994 after working its way from the southeast.