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Ladybugs on Emory Peak?

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Re: Ladybugs on Emory Peak?
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2016, 09:26:37 PM »
My daughter and I summitted Emory Peak in August 2009 and it was absolutely covered with Ladybugs. I took the attached photo then. Doesn't show many, but trust me, I could barely get her up the peak because she couldn't leave them alone. She was in Ladybug heaven. I suspect this year's rains have something to do with the abundance.
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Re: Ladybugs on Emory Peak?
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2016, 08:30:30 AM »
Almost every year in Texas, on any peak I will see hordes of them gathering at high altitudes. Guadalupe, Shumard, El Capitan and Lost Mine are some of the ones I have seen this on lately. Any high point in the Davis Mountains the same way. I looked it up last year and many scientists can't agree in the reasons. One theory is at high altitude there are fewer birds to bother them. Google it up and read, it's pretty interesting. Someone here may have a lot more info as well.
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Re: Ladybugs on Emory Peak?
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2016, 04:32:49 PM »
As a tangent to this topic, I demo-ed a (really) old house a few years ago and, upon demo-ing the drywall, was surprised (and a little freaked out) to find hordes of ladybugs in every stud bay.  One or two ladybugs are cute, but an army of them lurking in dark places was just a little too creepy for me  :willynilly:

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Re: Ladybugs on Emory Peak?
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2016, 05:52:41 PM »
As a tangent to this topic, I demo-ed a (really) old house a few years ago and, upon demo-ing the drywall, was surprised (and a little freaked out) to find hordes of ladybugs in every stud bay.  One or two ladybugs are cute, but an army of them lurking in dark places was just a little too creepy for me  :willynilly:

One lady good. A thousand angry ones, not so much.  :willynilly:
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