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Harlequin Ladybird – Larva

Harlequin ladybird larva, photographed 14 July 2008

Harlequin ladybird larva, photographed 14 July 2008

Harlequin ladybird larva (Harmonia axyridis)
(14 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. However this larva does have a consistent appearance.


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

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