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Harlequin Ladybird

Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) photographed 13 July 2008, by B Crowley

Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) photographed 13 July 2008, by B Crowley

Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis)
(13 July 2008)

The Harlequin Ladybird is an immigrant species that has, over the past few years, been invading northwards (see www.harlequin-survey.org) and displacing the native species, which now appear to be a lot less common. Harlequin adults are large (7-8mm) and come in many colour variants. 


Group: Insects
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Species: Harmonia axyridis
Common Name: Harlequin Ladybird
Author: B Crowley

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