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Harmonia axyridis - Mugshot white spot Part of a series of close-ups showing various patterns on the head of Harlequin Ladybirds Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coccinellini,Coleoptera,Harlequin Ladybird,Harlequin ladybird,Harmonia,Harmonia axyridis,Ladybird,close-up,nl: Aziatisch lieveheersbeestje Click/tap to enlarge

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''Harmonia axyridis'' is a large coccinellid beetle. Its colour ranges from yellow-orange to black, and the number of spots between none and 22. It is native to eastern Asia, but has been artificially introduced to North America and Europe to control aphids and scale insects. It is now common, well known, and spreading in those regions, and has also established in South Africa and widely across South America.

It is commonly known as the harlequin ladybird . It is also known in North America.. more

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Oct 23, 2017. Captured Nov 7, 2016 01:01.
  • FinePix S5800 S800
  • f/13.6
  • 1/512s
  • ISO64
  • 22.7mm