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I was looking through my vegetable garden this evening and noticed two of these bugs crawling over my lettuce:

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Does anyone know what type of bug this is and if it's something I need to get rid of?

Thanks!

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I believe I found the answer after searching around a bit on this site:

http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/research/biosystematics/invertebrates/invertid/list_category.asp?Ca_ID=10

I think they're called Ladybird Larvae, but please let me know if anyone thinks differently.

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So in a sense, they are good to have around. On the other hand, since they eat stuff you don't want around, their presence means that you also have bugs for them to eat. A balance is all you can ask for. –  user923 May 18 '12 at 16:38
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also known as ladybug larvae see google.ca/images?q=ladybug larvae –  kevinsky May 18 '12 at 17:39

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