Can a mealworm beetle kill a ladybug?

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  • 2 years ago

    No, and it would not try. Meal beetles eat oatmeal.

    Even insectivores don't eat ladybugs; they are poisonous to eat. And it is the ladybug that is the predator, but the meal beetle is to big for it to eat. They won't harm each other at all.

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  • 2 years ago

    They are not likely to even try, they only eat vegetation, rather harmless sorts.

    Ladybug larvae though, are predators, they may kill mealworms.

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  • JimZ
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Ladybugs are little predators. I think they could handle a mealworm beetle. There is a place I know where ladybugs nearly cover the ground at certain times of the year. I have walked by them and they are quite aggressive and will even bite you so I know they can bite (about like an average ant). My money is on the ladybug.

    • daniel g
      Lv 7
      2 years agoReport

      Those are more likely spotted beetles, they can bite, true ladybugs can bite, it is just that they don't.
      They look the same, but their larvae look different.

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