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Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Pupa - Harmonia axyridis Spotted on a frigid autumn afternoon, this fresh lady beetle pupa had not yet hardened and kept moving up and down as it got acclimated to its new life stage. It was yellow and pale orange in color, had an elongated dome shape, and was attached to a leaf with the spiky remains of the larval skin clearly seen clinging to one end. As it hardens, it will turn dark orange with black spots.<br />
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Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Pupa - Harmonia axyridis

Spotted on a frigid autumn afternoon, this fresh lady beetle pupa had not yet hardened and kept moving up and down as it got acclimated to its new life stage. It was yellow and pale orange in color, had an elongated dome shape, and was attached to a leaf with the spiky remains of the larval skin clearly seen clinging to one end. As it hardens, it will turn dark orange with black spots.

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Pupa - Harmonia axyridis Spotted on a frigid autumn afternoon, this fresh lady beetle pupa had not yet hardened and kept moving up and down as it got acclimated to its new life stage. It was yellow and pale orange in color, had an elongated dome shape, and was attached to a leaf with the spiky remains of the larval skin clearly seen clinging to one end. As it hardens, it will turn dark orange with black spots. <br />
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  1. Nice capture of this transition between phases! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks! It was pretty awesome to watch because it was moving so much! It looked like it was doing sit-ups. I wish I had taken video! Posted 9 months ago

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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 Christine Young
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Uploaded Dec 19, 2018. Captured Oct 16, 2017 14:41 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/197s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm