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Harmonia axyridis f succinea with exuviae Succinea form of the Harlequin Ladybird, sitting next to the exuviae it came out of (about a day earlier). The typical dents in the bum are clearly visible. Coccinellidae,Coccinellinae,Coccinellini,Coleoptera,Har.axy. f. succinea,Harlequin Ladybird,Harmonia,Harmonia axyridis,Ladybird Click/tap to enlarge

Harmonia axyridis f succinea with exuviae

Succinea form of the Harlequin Ladybird, sitting next to the exuviae it came out of (about a day earlier). The typical dents in the bum are clearly visible.

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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 Jun 18, 2015 12:22.
  • FinePix S5800 S800
  • f/13.6
  • 1/194s
  • ISO64
  • 10.5mm