Asian Beetles

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LadyWoodsong, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. LadyWoodsong

    LadyWoodsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will ducks eat Asian beetles?
     
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think anything eats them, they're mildly toxic and taste icky.

    A google search reveals that squash bugs, assasin bugs, spiders and toads will eat them.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2010
  3. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Really? We have a fig tree that they SWARM for a few months a year and my ducks love them....the tree isnt particularly tall so I can reach up with a broom and smack them so they fall to the ground where the ducks basically inhale them. Its really fun to watch/participate in...although later on their poop has shiny green fragments in it (and sometimes hairy beetle legs [​IMG])
     
  4. LadyWoodsong

    LadyWoodsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Yep, that's them, and my ducks relish them too!
     
  6. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you sure it's Asian beetles they're eating? (technical name: Harmonia axyridis) http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef416.asp

    Ohhh....I thought the OP meant Cotinis mutabilis which a lot of people around here incorrectly call Japanese Beetles and sometimes Asian Beetles. Harmonia axyridis is commonly called a "lady bug" so...yea...sorry for the miscommunication. Just pretend I didn't answer [​IMG]
     

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