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Common Spotted Ladybird (Harmonia conformis) Fifty aphids per day is a good reason to keep these around. <br />
An attractive large ladybird native to Australia with 23 spots on dark yellow to orange.<br />
It&#039;s now established in many other parts of the world.<br />
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Common Spotted Ladybird (Harmonia conformis)

Fifty aphids per day is a good reason to keep these around.
An attractive large ladybird native to Australia with 23 spots on dark yellow to orange.
It's now established in many other parts of the world.

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  1. Great shot, love the composition. Posted 2 years ago

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''Harmonia conformis'' is a species of ladybird . It has a light reddish appearance and its colouration includes 20 large black spots, 18 of which are found on the elytra . They are quite large for ladybirds, being about 6-7 mm long. It is a predator of other insects, eating aphids as both a larva and imago . It is found in Australia, and has been introduced to New Zealand, where it is common in northern regions. Another member of the same genus, ''Harmonia antipoda'', also occurs in New Zealand... more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded May 7, 2016. Captured Mar 26, 2012 01:27 in New Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.
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  • f/4.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 8.65mm