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Impact of Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles as a Pest of Fruit and People

  title={Impact of Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles as a Pest of Fruit and People},
  author={Joseph Kovach},
159 In 2000, extension agents in Ohio began reporting that adults of the multicolored Asian lady beetle (MALB), Harmonia axyridis Pallas, were feeding on several ripening fruit crops, including peaches, apples, raspberries, and grapes (Fig. 1). Also at this time, judges at state wine competitions noticed that a small percentage of the wines, ~5%, had a defect that was described as a rancid peanut or cooked spinach odor and masked the variety characteristics of the wine. Some judges said that it… 

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