Yes, that ugly bug is a baby ladybug. You might have played with Ladybugs as a child and never noticed these before. They actually eat more aphids as a larva then they do when they reach adulthood. We hear a lot about the benefits of ladybugs all the time but we always seem to see and think of them as the adult beetles only.
Think twice - when you see some ugly creature crawling on your prised rose.
Know what it is before you reach for that all purpose insecticide. Don't judge the creature by its looks because it might be there to help you.
A list of beneficial insects coming soon.
Berggren Blooms Longmont Landscape