Encouraging Native Ladybugs

My garden is currently swarming with ladybugs in all stages of life, which is great. However, though I’m not great with ladybug identification, I’ve noticed recently that all of the ladybugs I find in my garden seem to be invasive Asian Lady Beetles (Harmonia axyridis). In the past I’ve had Spotless Lady Beetles (Cycloneda sanguinea), but I haven’t seen any in my garden this year. I’d love to have more native ladybug diversity, but I’m not sure how to encourage native species without just bolstering the established Asian Lady Beetle population. Is it possible to selectively help native ladybug species?


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