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Harlequin Ladybird - Harmonia axyridis It looks like this lady has the start of an Hesperomyces virescens infection (judging by the color of her elytra).<br />
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Habitat: Rural garden Geotagged,Harlequin Ladybird,Harmonia axyridis,Summer,United States,beetle,fungus,ladybug Click/tap to enlarge

Harlequin Ladybird - Harmonia axyridis

It looks like this lady has the start of an Hesperomyces virescens infection (judging by the color of her elytra).

Habitat: Rural garden

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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 Jan 23, 2020. Captured Aug 23, 2019 08:27 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm