Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Asian lady beetle

Harmonia axyridis

Description:

The multicolored Asian lady beetle looks very similar to other lady beetles but is generally larger, about 1/3-inch long. In this beetle, the black spots can vary in appearance from well-defined to no more than faint traces on its wing covers, with a black 'M'-shaped marking behind its head.

Habitat:

Spotted at Central Park - New York. It is native to eastern Asia, but has been artificially introduced to North America and Europe to control aphids and scale insects.

Notes:

Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Coleoptera Suborder: Polyphaga Superfamily: Coccinelloidea Family: Coccinellidae

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

JordiPrats
Spotted by
JordiPrats

New York, New York, United States

Spotted on May 30, 2020
Submitted on May 31, 2020

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team