Can a mealworm beetle kill a ladybug?
- The First DragonLv 72 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.
- daniel gLv 72 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.
- JimZLv 72 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.