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Imigrant Harlequin ladybird? Rather unfocussed biut showing a fairly large number of spots  Found on the back of a sofa recently delivered from China.  It could have flown in from my garden but I've never seen one before.  Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coleoptera,Cream-streaked Ladybird,Geotagged,Harmonia,Harmonia quadripunctata,Ladybird,Spring,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge

Imigrant Harlequin ladybird? Rather unfocussed biut showing a fairly large number of spots

Found on the back of a sofa recently delivered from China. It could have flown in from my garden but I've never seen one before.

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  1. I'd agree with that. They are really variable, but this one does have the white pronotum and reddish brown legs that are some indictors for the species. The M on the pronotum isn't super defined, but it is kind of there. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Here you can see the diversity of patterns of Harmonia axyridis.
      http://www.kerbtier.de/cgi-bin/enFarbvarCoccinellidae.cgi#Harmonia-axyridis
      Posted 5 years ago
  2. Thank you. I wasn't sure. Posted 5 years ago
  3. wow! There are so many. Thank you Wildflower for the link. It's always so interesting to follow a link. I'm really enjoying this site. Posted 5 years ago
  4. Howdy,
    This is not Harmonia axyridis, but Harmonia quadripunctata
    Please remove/change tags so it may be displayed in the correct galleries :o)
    Posted 4 years ago
  5. Hope this is OK Posted 4 years ago

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''Harmonia quadripunctata'' (the Cream-streaked Ladybird or Four-spot Ladybird) is a species of ladybird beetle belonging to the family Coccinellidae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by englishindiangirl
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Uploaded May 15, 2016. Captured May 12, 2016 12:47 in 13 Broadoaks, Epping, Essex CM16 4JY, UK.
  • Vespa8
  • f/2.4
  • 1/20s
  • ISO231
  • 3mm