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Thousands of ladybugs to be released near SC coast

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Thousands of ladybugs are slated to go free from Magnolia Gardens near Charleston.

On Saturday, 70,000 ladybugs are scheduled to be set free throughout the 60-acre gardens. Families are being given containers containing several hundred of the critters to be released.

Ladybugs, which are really a type of beetle, prey on aphids, scale insects and other small insects that can harm plants and flowers.

Chris Smith, the garden's Nature Center director, says before the release the ladybugs are kept in a cool place. That means they will be less active when released and stay amid the gardens and not just quickly fly away.

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