Are ladybugs eating my blackberries?
We have thornless blackberries that we planted a few years ago. Last year was the first year they started producing and we lost a lot of berries. It appeared to me that ladybugs were eating them, but I have always heard that ladybugs are beneficial and bug-eaters. I have never heard of them destroying berry crops. The plants are looking to be very prolific this year, so I would like to get this figured out before they start to ripen. Is it possible that the ladybugs were eating my berries or is there another explanation?